I regularly support classical music organizations around the world. Please support your school, music school, conservatory, local orchestra, concert society, chamber music festival, or radio station. Long live music!
Below are some of organizations I support and would encourage you to consider as well.
The Colburn School of Performing Arts
I studied at the Colburn School of Performing Arts as a child. My teachers, Alice and Eleanore Schoenfeld, were incredible influences with their violin, cello and chamber music classes. Richard Colburn generously loaned different violins to me throughout my childhood and held many concerts at his home. I deeply thank the school for their dedication to the arts and for creating such a musically rich environment. In 2017, I was honored to receive the Colburn Distinguished Alumna Award.
The Juilliard School
I studied at the Juilliard School with legendary teacher, Dorothy DeLay from 1984-1990. I was in Pre-College for three years and graduated in 1990 at the age of 20. I also studied with Masao Kawasaki and had chamber music lessons with Felix Galimir. This incredible time in New York helped launch my career with professional management at age 16. I made my first recording with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios and Dorothy was there at the London sessions, when I was 18 years old. Recently, I gave a masterclass at the Pre-College and was flooded with memories of my time there. The Juilliard School reminds us how life is so meaningful when music, dance, theater and the arts are a part of it and I am so grateful for the education I received there. Now that I have joined on the Board of Trustees, it is an honor to give back to the institution that contributed so much to my musical and artistic development.
I regularly tune in to any and every local, national radio station that plays classical/jazz music. I encourage you to help support them! They are my life support system when traveling and help spread the word about concerts in the area and important news events. Recently, a beautiful documentary was made about radio legend,
Jim Svejda that features Elgar’s “Salut d’Amour”. Take a peek and watch behind the scenes footage of this incredible personality.