A BIT ABOUT ME

violinist, educator, performer, arranger, musical director

I graduated from the conservatories of Grenoble and Paris (France) and was finalist of Leopold Bellan and La Scène Française competition. My mentors are Mme. Münch, founder of Mouvement Vivaldi which was applauded by Yehudi Menuhin, Marie-Annick Nicolas, former student of David Oistrakh and Ivan Galamian, Emmanuel Jaeger, professor at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique of Lyon. Masterclasses with György Sebök in Switzerland, Liubomir Bajarov in Bulgaria and Zoya Leibin in San Francisco had a huge impact on my musical journey. My dream came true when I started working with the Philharmonique Orchestra of Radio-France under the artistic direction of Marek Janowski and Wyung-Whun Chung.

I have toured over 4 continents, and have about 25 years of teaching experience in France and in the US combined. I'm an avid supporter of children's music education, I have taught the first section of the Young People Symphony Orchestra in Berkeley for 10 years. While in France, I taught music for the American School of Grenoble. I also taught violin and viola in Montesson, Bourg d'Oisans, Vif and Claix music schools and was director of the string orchestra department.

I currently maintain a private violin studio in Alameda and play for different educational organizations. I continue to perform throughout the Bay Area scene with the Oakland Symphony, California Symphony, Marin Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Pacific Chamber Orchestra, the Midsummer Mozart Festival, and on Broadway shows with BroadwaySF and Lamplighters Music Theater. I held concertmaster position with the Livermore Opera, Pocket Opera and Woodminster Summer Musicals. I performed with the Skywalker Symphony on popular films such as Finding Nemo and on video games recordings as well. I had the honor to join the band of Tower Of Power, Peter Gabriel and Andrea Bocceli.

Chamber Music plays a big part of my life and resonates very closely to my heart. While in France, I was a member of the Alma Trio, les Archets de Paris and later the Grenoble Campus Quartet. I now play regularly with the Synchronicity String Quartet, Nob Hill Ensemble and the Island String Quartet.

I am a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and love to discover in each student their ease of being creative by expressing their unique response to the music.

When not playing, I enjoy hiking with my husband, reading and volunteering at the Alameda Animal Shelter. Being a mom of 3, I know how it feels to juggle work and kids activities, my motto is flexibility! Together, we can always work something out!

 

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