I grew up in the deserts and mountains of Arizona and studied cello and historical performance practice on viola da gamba with Catharina Meints at Oberlin Conservatory, graduating in 1992. I continued my education at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, earning a Masters in Baroque cello and studying violone with M. Urquhart.
I play a wide range of low and historic stringed instruments from the medieval era to the 21st century: vielle, violas da gamba, violone, Baroque cello, Classical cello, modern cello and modern cello with loop-station.
I've been fortunate to tour South Africa, South America, South Korea, Europe and The United States with a variety of different groups, including Musica Temprana, modern dance group Krisztina de Châtel, Furor Musicus, Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, mime/dance ensemble Walking Faces, tango funk trio The Mental Chamber Orchestra, Super Librum and Ensemble Rei and to play in well-known venues, from Utrechts’s Vredenburg to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, from Alte Oper Frankfurt to Seoul Arts Center.
In 2012, I became interested in composing my own music with loop-station and now perform and record my solo works.
In 2016, I founded the AZ Project. Read more about that here.