Bachelor's and Master's degree, The Juilliard School. Studies with Maurice Allard at Conservatoire National Superieure de Paris. Principal teachers Harold Goltzer and Maurice Allard. Associate principal bassoon of New York Philharmonic since 2003.
Winner of Walter and Elsie Naumburg Award for Orchestral Excellence. Recipient of Fulbright grant. Performed with National Orchestral Association. Participated in Tanglewood and Spoleto festivals. Toured Europe as member of Orchestre des Prix. Appeared with ensembles including Orchestra of St. Luke's, American Symphony Orchestra, and Eos Orchestra. Performed numerous television, radio, and film scores. Two platinum records for CDs recorded with rock group 10,000 Maniacs. Performed and recorded classical, jazz, and 20th-century works for mixed ensembles with Music Amici. Played second bassoon in New York City Ballet Orchestra. Principal bassoon of Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra from1999-2003.
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