BM (with distinction), New England Conservatory; MM, San Francisco Conservatory. Cello study with Bonnie Hampton, Laurence Lesser, Aldo Parisot, Paul Katz, and Eleonore Schoenfeld; chamber music study with Paul Hersh, Tokyo String Quartet, and Cleveland Quartet. Founding member, Franciscan String Quartet (1982-92), Cello Divas (2001-2007), Quartos (2004-2006), Amenda Quartet (2008-present). Wardwell Fellowship recipients, Yale University (1985-87); Artists-in-residence, Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts at Dartmouth College (1987-91). First prize winner, Banff International String Quartet Competition (1986); top prize winner, Evian International String Quartet competition (1987). Concert tours in North America, Europe, and Asia. Performances with Laurence Lesser, Tokyo String Quartet, Raphael Hillyer, Michael Tree, and Peabody Trio. Soloist with Beijing Philharmonic, Diablo Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic. Member, New Haven Symphony (1985-86). Principal, San Jose Symphony (1982-85); Assistant principal, Aspen Chamber Symphony (1979). Master classes at Peabody Institute. Board of Trustees, Chamber Music America (1990-97). Consulting editor, American String Teacher (1994-1999). Editorial committee, American String Teacher (2000-). Co-Director and faculty, Yellow Barn Young Artists Program (1999-). Faculty member, Dartmouth College (1987-91); San Francisco Conservatory, Summer Music West (1992); Walden School for Composition (1994); Eastman (1994-present); Nazareth College (2010-present). Co-Artistic Director, Yellow Barn Music School and Festival, Young Artists Program (1999-present).