I began studying the violin at the age of five and from there, my interest in the seemingly limitless possibilities the instrument had to offer simply grew.
Participating and performing in orchestras fueled my passion for music began with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras - an organization that fostered creativity and growth to all enrolled in their program. With the guidance, encouragement, and influence from my Mother and primary teacher Terrance Grey, I decided to make a life of music into one I needed to live.
I received formal training and a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana under the tutelage of Stefan Milenkovich and orchestra performance with Dr. Donald Schleicher. In 2010, I won the University’s Paul Rolland Violin Concerto Competition. I returned to Chicago in 2013 to study for my Master's Degree with Mark Lakirovich at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of the Performing Arts. During this time, in the summers of 2014 and 2015, I performed abroad in Cremona, Italy and New York City to progress my solo and chamber music studies and perform internationally.
After receiving my Master's Degree in Violin Performance in 2015, I was accepted into the Civic Orchestra of Chicago's violin section. While there, I performed in chamber music ensembles with Yo-Yo Ma and orchestral performances with Ricardo Muti, Marin Alsop, and Semyon Bychkov among many other notable conductors.
I now perform professionally as a member of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and also perform regularly with the New Philharmonic and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing, I also teach a growing studio of violin students both from my home and at Blue Island Music in Blue Island, IL.
In addition to orchestral performance, I regularly play as a soloist and chamber musician for special events throughout Chicago and beyond.