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QiGong is only part of my story. My teaching and playing methods are distilled from over 50 years of experience as a performer, teacher, director and coach.

My ideas about “what works the best” in violin performance have been informed through a lifetime of study and experience.

During my extremely varied career I have performed as a soloist with The New York Philharmonic, the BeethovenHalle Orchestra and other fine orchestras. I have made numerous recordings, one of which has become an Icon for the American Avant-Garde: Violin Phase by Steve Reich.  I have also logged thousands of hours performing in the first violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

As a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, I have had the privilege of working with many of the most superior musical artists of our time. Under the baton of the greatest Maestros of our age, I learned how three distinct iterations of our amazing orchestra have developed. From my unique vantage point, I have been able to observe and learn from my gifted colleagues and from scores of world-class singers and conductors. My artistic concepts have been guided by many in-depth conversations with designers, directors and coaches. My performances have improved because of active listening and consistent, mindful pursuit of performance health.

I would love to share this with you!

A introductory meeting (free) or trail 30' lesson ($50) required.  Course of study, coaching and mentoring will be designed on an individual basis. Inquiries may be directed via the contact page .

Journey of 100

Journey of 100 is an ongoing saga of 100 sequential performances of the Bach Chaconne in which I will be exploring the depths of direct musical communication.

If one were to choose one single work that stands out among the rich repertoire for Solo Violin, generation after generation, it could well be the Chaconne by J.S. Bach.  It is a piece that suggests endless depth and profundity.

At Lincoln Center In May 2012, I set out on a journey of discovery to learn how my understanding of this work will develop through the process of performing it 100 times in a row.  These performances have been in normal public venues in schools as well as for small groups of interested listeners, colleagues and friends. We are continuing to explore deeper levels of communication and connectivity.

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