Hometown: Saint Paul, Minn.
Piece: Sergei Rachmaninoff — Moments Musicaux Op. 16 No. 4 in E Minor
Why did you choose this piece?
I chose Moments Musicaux, Op. 16 #4 because it sounded like a challenge, and I really wanted one at this point in my musical career. I heard it played by a college student and he played it with such emotion that I felt a connection. Then I started to learn it and it was really hard at first but once I got to know the notes it was even harder to find the musicality.