As the story goes, I came home from a long and grueling day in the second grade and announced, “Mom, I want to play the harp.” Bless her heart, she found me a wonderful teacher with a backyard full of deer to entertain her and my little brother while I was in lessons.
I soon found myself lost in the pure joy of creating sound. At my first recital, I played with an ensemble with ten other harp students. I was fully immersed in the beautiful harmony of all those harps, and there was no coming back from that!
As I grew into a young harpist, I performed with my local orchestras and travelled abroad to perform with the American Youth Harp Ensemble’s 2013 European Tour. I continued my studies at Stanford University, where I performed in the Memorial Church, Bing Concert Hall, and the SLAC Accelerator Lab to name a few favorite venues!