Dear June

It’s been awhile since my last post and the excuses are just excuses, so no excuses.  ☺️  Well, maybe one… that I’m somewhat of a perfectionist… but I’m trying to change that about me at least when it comes to writing.  I started writing this (poem?  blog entry?  stream of consciousness?) on a plane in […]

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The Overture Bracelet by BYoonique

Isn’t the first day of school the best?  The excitement of a new beginning, the anticipation of reuniting with your friends and making new ones, the butterflies in your stomach, wondering what this year has in store.  I used to be anxious about the unknown but now I welcome the mystery, the surprise, even the obstacles, because they […]

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New Interview and a Short Meditation

This is the third conductor interview I’ve done for my column Off The Record on The Metropolitan Opera Musician website! This one is all about Maestro James Conlon, whom I made my German debut under, so he holds a soft spot in my musical heart. I started this series (you can read more about why […]

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Off the Record: Interview Series

The worst thing that ever happened to me became the best thing that ever happened to me. The Met Orchestra was my fist orchestral audition and the only orchestra I wanted to play in. I was still in school and pursuing a solo career when I won the position, and in April of 2005 with […]

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