I am a graduate of the High School of Music and Art in New York City. I was an Extra in Alan Parker's film, "FAME." I started taking violin lessons when I was five years old and stopped playing the violin in 1985. I picked it up again in 2009, after enrolling my youngest daughter for violin lessons. I have performed at Carnegie, Avery Fisher, Merkin, and Meyerhoff Symphony Halls, under the batons of Erich Leinsdorf, Sixten Ehrling, Paavo Jarvi, Cristian Macelaru, and Marin Alsop. I also worked as a professional musician at various cultural functions.