Seasons With Chorale: 3
Season Joined: 2014-15
Hometown: Davis, CA
B.A. Music, Economics (Stanford University); M.Arch (Yale University)
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I'm an architect at Frank Gehry's office. I'm also an active collaborative pianist & chamber musician.
Highlights of your musical career:
Performing St. Matthew Passion with Maestro Masaaki Suzuki, the Yale Schola Cantorum, and Juilliard 415 at Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. Totally sublime.
Favorite choral work(s):
I'm pretty old-fashioned... The Bach Motets, Monteverdi Vespers, anything Byrd & Tallis!
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Already too many to count! A particularly memorable one was getting to perform Esa-Pekka Salonen's Karawane, in which there was some very cathartic shouting of Dadaist text.
What are you listening to these days?
KUSC is constantly playing; also love NPR, TED, Radiolab.
Where do you live in L.A.?
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
Tacos! Dim sum! Korean BBQ! The 405 during rush hour! And hearing the Master Chorale at WDCH of course.