Summer 2015

I moved from NYC to Boston in early June! Below are photos from my last few days in NYC and my first few weeks in Boston.

Spring 2015

Also check out this video below of a recording I did with Navid Kandelousi and Jeremy Smith in January.

January 2015

January was jam-packed with performances of music ranging from 18th Century France to 20th Century Lebanon. I spent the first week in Cambridge at Phoebe Carrai's Baroque Cello Bootcamp at Harvard University, performed music from Lebanon, Egypt, and Iran with the Brooklyn Nomads at Columbia University's Riverside Church and the American Irish Historical Society on 5th Avenue, and performed the Schubert Cello Quintet at a Groupmuse in Park Slope.

I've also been rehearsing as part of a year-long interdisciplinary residency project of One Thousand and One Nights. That has been a new and fun process.

Check out a video of my performance at Baroque Cello Bootcamp below, as well as photos from the month.

This month I have a video! Check out my performance at Phoebe Carrai's Baroque Cello Bootcamp on January 5th at Harvard University. Baroque cello is set up with gut strings, different bow, and no endpin, so the feeling and sound is totally different from I'm used to. Despite the physical challenges, studying Baroque cello has transformed my physical and stylistic approach to music. Also, I got to wear fun socks.

Performing a Barrière Sonata with cellist Emily Davidson at Phoebe Carrai's Baroque Cello Bootcamp at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

December 2014

#CultureMatters. As part of the Silk Road Project's campaign for Giving Tuesday on 12/4, Yo-Yo Ma posed the question, Why does culture matter to you? Silkroad staff, fellows, and musicians responded by posting UNselfies to the world of social media. See the photo above for some of our responses.

The first annual Opportunity Music Project Gala also happened this month at the DiMenna Center in midtown Manhattan. Faculty and students performed, and the evening raised over $6,000 for the project.

November 2014

I kept busy in November with performances of Arabic, Persian, and American music at Shea Stadium, Alwan for the Arts, and the Martha Graham dance studio. I also documented two Silk Road Connect teaching artist visits at JHS 185 in Flushing centered on storytelling through music and drawing.

October 2014

October was a busy month full of performances and teaching around the city. Check out the photos below for highlights from the month.