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Most memorable performance with the ESO
The 50th anniversary concert in which we played the Beethoven 1st & 9th symphonies.
Favorite ESO soloist
Gary Stucka, who played the Dvořák Cello concerto; the Brahms Double with David Taylor; and the Beethoven Triple, also with David Taylor and Andrea Swan. A real treat to have these CSO artists work with us!
Why I like playing with the ESO
The ESO is the most important outlet for my love of classical music, my chance to actually play the music I so enjoy. It’s a true privilege. I also very much enjoy and value the camaraderie with my fellow musicians.
Favorite composer or piece
I have lots of favorites although I’d have to give top billing to the Beethoven and Brahms symphonies.
When I’m not playing with the ESO, I’m…
I work as a software quality assurance specialist. When not working or playing cello, my wife Julie and I enjoy movies, traveling, working on the garden and visiting our siblings, nieces and nephews in their various far-flung locales.
Something most people don’t know about me
I started playing cello when I was 9 and my mom had to harangue me to practice until I was well into high school. Now I’m co-principal. Funny how things turn out.