I’ve always wanted to be a violinist for as long as I can remember, but the story goes that my parents brought my sisters and I to the symphony and had us each pick an instrument to play as a backup in case we finished high school and didn’t know what to pursue in college. I picked the harp, but I think my parents asked for a second choice so they wouldn’t have to lug around an instrument that big. I played in the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon throughout my childhood, which helped ingrain that passion for music. Favorite piece? Probably not anyone else’s cup of tea, but I really love Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto.