Music has always been a grounding force in my life. I've always loved it and it always made whatever was tough or scary in my life at the time...go away. I have an early memory (and I'm not making this up) but when I was very little I can remember sidling up to our console stereo and pressing my ear up against the speaker....I loved the feel and sound of the bass. I guess timpani was a natural fit.
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston University
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceDefinitely one of my first Beethoven 9's with Fruebeck de Burgos at Tanglewood.
What Drives Your Creativity?Two things.....always being critical of every performance and allowing spontaneity to be present at all times.