Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Member: 2017
What do you want patrons of the Symphony to know about you?
I come to the Jacksonville Symphony after eight years with the Orlando Philharmonic.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional musician?
I am interested in a lot of other things but I am most fascinated by medicine and the law. I could see myself working in one of those professions.
What do you do in your spare time?
Practice. I also like to play golf and work out at Orange Theory.
What has been your favorite moment on stage?
I really enjoyed my first concert in the Jacksonville Symphony– Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. It’s a very important piece for clarinetists. One of my all-time favorite concert experiences was playing excerpts from Strauss’ opera “Rosenkavalier” with Andris Nelsons and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.
Who is your favorite composer?
Bachelor of Music from University of Ottawa; Master of Music from Northwestern University.