Piano

Music picks up where words leave off, we often hear. However, I’ve always thought that music is no more powerful a communication tool than words, it simply touches us in different ways. Ideally, I find, music and words work together and compliment each other.

Starting at the age of 12, I pursued the piano wholeheartedly and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from the renowned Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Bloomington from 1998 to 2002, where I studied with the late Edmund Battersby. During that time, I also spent a semester in Vienna with Antoinette van Zabner. My many years as a classical pianist instilled in me a desire to communicate with people, as well as teaching me discipline, self-awareness, and a deep appreciation for the individuals that make up an audience of any kind. 

Below you’ll find my senior degree recital program. Thank you for listening!

 

Sonata in F#-Major, Op. 78, Movement 1

by Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata in F#-Major, Op. 78, Movement 2

by Ludwig van Beethoven

Miroirs: Oiseaux tristes

by Maurice Ravel

Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan

by Maurice Ravel

Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso

by Maurice Ravel

Miroirs: La vallée des cloches

by Maurice Ravel

Étude in C#-Minor, Op. 25, No. 7

by Frédéric Chopin

Étude in C#-Minor, Op. 10, No. 4

by Frédéric Chopin