I was born in Buffalo, NY and went to New York City to study at The Juilliard School and then went on to Princeton University. After finishing all my schooling, I had to find my own voice, which was a challenge after being around so many other great musical minds. In the years since then I’ve learned to use my classical training and interest in composers like and with my contemporary pop music roots hopefully creating a vibrant and emotional music with some depth.
produced by Narada Records spotlighted three exciting piano solos that gave people a taste of my solo piano musical style. In 2004, released my solo album The new recording shows a more organic approach where I tie a collection of powerful piano solos together by use of a repeated haunting theme much like in classical music’s "Pictures at an Exhibition." In 2004 I premiered in in complete album form on
Of course! It's great to travel, expand horizons and connect with new people. One special moment for me was my Carnegie Recital Hall Performance in 2004. But in 2007, I'll be playing alot of small intimate concerts just to let people know about my music.
I love Michael Nyman (The Piano) and I even remember an early album (1-100) where I first heard Michael play piano. Of course Keith Jarrett is a classic inspiration for me, especially The Sunbear Concerts. For pop listening I love the sincerity of Coldplay like in their great album A Rush of Blood to the Head) Finally the original pianist grandfather to us all: Fredrich Chopin, especially The Ballades.
For recording, I used an 1898 Steinway Concert 'B'. It was an incredible piano, almost a co-writer!