- Collaborative Piano, Chamber Music, Vocal Arts
Born in Raleigh, NC
Has collaborated with Jaime Laredo, Daniel Phillips, Paul Neubauer, David Shifrin, Sharon Robinson, Kathleen Battle, Barbara Bonney, Beverly Hoch, Lucy Shelton, Dawn Upshaw, Benita Valente, and the late Judith Raskin. Performed the premieres of more than 30 works. Recordings: RCA, Nonesuch, MusicMasters, Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon (1992 Grammy), Dorian. Formerly: co-director, with Samuel Sanders, of Cape and Islands Chamber Music Festival; director, Tanglewood Music Centers Vocal Program; faculty, New England Conservatory. Currently chair of accompanying and coaching, U. of Minnesota; chair of vocal faculty at Chicago Symphony's Steans Institute for Young Artists at Ravinia.
Degrees and Studies
B.M., North Carolina School of the Arts. Graduate studies, Manhattan School of Music. Piano studies with Irwin Freundlich, Samuel Sanders, Pierre Bernac.