I was always interested in the arts at a very young age. I sang, danced, and acted in a variety of shows. No one in my family is musical, but in the 4th grade I chose to play the cello in the school program. The only reason I chose it, truthfully, was because there were hardly any other cellists and they always sat in the front for performances, which is where I wanted to sit. But I discovered almost immediately that I had a talent for the cello and I really did love to play it. I didn’t take private lessons until the summer before high school, but after that first lesson I knew that it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
My dream piece to perform one day is Don Quixote by Richard Strauss. It gives me everything I want in one piece of music and I think it is just one of the most amazing pieces of orchestral music ever written!