Cello is my instrument, for several reasons. The most prominent reason is its sound — the register of the cello is very close to that of the human voice, and produces a variety of sounds.
What are you involved with musically?
I am a member of Upstate Rubdown and Dudemandude, both bands comprised of students at the University. Off campus, I am involved with the Manhattan School of Music precollege division, and my private instructor there, Marion Feldman.
Who are your biggest influences?
Yo-Yo Ma. Mstislav Rostropovich. Janos Starker. Most of my influences are classical musicians.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Lately, I have been going through all of Beethoven’s nine symphonies, as well as some cello pieces by Brahms.
What’s your plan for the future?
For the future, I hope to transfer to a college/conservatory, such as NYU, and pursue a degree in cello performance, while having a sufficient academic background.