Hometown: Maple Grove, Minn.
Piece: Robert Schumann — Toccata, Op. 7
Why do you love to perform?
I love to perform because I can convey my emotions in a completely different way. When I perform, I try and make the audience be enveloped in those emotions. Additionally, I love to try and portray the different characters that live in the music. Music is a living, and it is up to performers to keep it alive.