Cellist, Educator & Inventor
I am a concert cellist, educator, and entrepreneur with a strong commitment to collaborating with fellow artists in unique and boundary breaking new projects and mentoring the next generation of cellists.
My Cello Mastery Program empowers cellists to achieve what they never dreamed was possible through immersive learning, shared goals, and in-depth problem-solving in a nurturing cello community. Performing as a soloist, chamber musician, and composer, I developed methods of teaching that demystify performance and are success- and evidence-based solutions for everyone.
As an inventor, I created the TekPin™, a revolutionary new cello endpin that eliminates tension from playing, and in a revolutionary new way to perform on the cello, premiered "Standing Tall" my new cello concerto performing for the first time standing using my patented new TekStand™. As a composer, I am proud to have premiered over 30 works by colleagues including Harbison, Schuller, and Kernis.
As a member of Duo Cello e Basso, I have partnered with bassist Pascale Delache-Feldman to commission and premiere over 20 new works, performing across Europe and throughout the US. Our latest project includes our own arrangements of the music of Astor Piazzolla and Carlos Gardel for our upcoming CD “Let’s Tango!” with pianist Victor Cayres to be released in winter 2022.
I teach through my Cello Mastery Program and at Tufts University. In the summer I teach at festivals including the International Cello and Heifetz Institutes and have given masterclasses at the Manhattan School, Peabody Conservatory, and abroad in Taiwan.