Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Piece: Pyotr Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33 (1-5)
Why do you love to perform?
I love to perform because it not only connects me with my wonderful instrument, it also connects me with other people listening. It's like I'm having the most intimate, and satisfying conversation ever. And I'm doing it connecting hundreds of years of music. That's really special to me.