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Industry Arts
Occupation violinist / pedagogue
Location Seattle, WA, United States
Introduction I’ve been a violinist since the age of four. From studies in Boston with Sarah Scriven, I furthered my education at Juilliard Pre-College, Meadowmount, and with Jascha Heifetz in his masterclass at U.S.C. I married Ilkka Talvi (Of Music and Men) in 1984, and have to say, learned the most from him. After forty plus years of intensive concertizing, it is with pleasure that I turn my attention to teaching, writing, reading and reminiscing.
Interests family, writing, reading, films, outdoors
Favorite Movies Fiddler on the Roof, Madame Souzatska, The Forgotten Piano
Favorite Music Anything I happen to be playing
Favorite Books Russian literature including stories by Chekhov, Babel, Dostoevsky, Gorky and Bulgakov; Jewish writers such as Philip Roth and Grace Paley, and three time Pulitzer prize winner Robert Penn Warren. Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann have taught me much about life. But Marcel Proust is my greatest mentor.