My passion is chamber music.
This medium conveys the most intimate and deepest feelings in music, and
I love playing it. I play the cello, and
have explored the literature of string quartets and quintets, and piano trios,
quartets and quintets, etc. My tastes
are firmly rooted in the classical romantic tradition, from Beethoven to Shostakovich and Villa Lobos. Every summer I participate in two week-long
participatory chamber music festivals. I
am a regular attendee at the Humboldt
Chamber Music Workshop at
I play informally -- just for the pleasure of making music together -- with
several musicians in
I am now president of Camerata Musica, which supports and encourages chamber music in the mid-Willamette Valley. Camerata Musica sponsors eight chamber music concerts a year in the Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Public Library, publishes a directory of chamber musicians in the region every three years, and sponsors “play-ins” three Sunday afternoons a year.
I also play in an orchestra from time to time. In November 1997 I was one of 68 cellists in a cello orchestra concert sponsored by the Oregon Cello Society. I have been treasurer and newsletter editor of the Oregon Cello Society.
Last modified December 26, 2008