Hometown: Edina, Minn.
Piece: Carl Maria von Weber — Concertino in E-flat major, Op.26
Why do you love to perform?
I love to perform because of the feeling of playing in the middle of a hundred other great musicians. My favorite memory is playing the 4th movement of Shostakovich's 5th symphony. The feeling I got when we finished the piece was indescribable with words. I want to be able to feel that enjoyment for the rest of my life, so I hope to be able to perform for the rest of my life.