Hometown: Blaine, Minn.
Piece: Frédéric Chopin — Etude Op.10 No. 4 in C-sharp minor, "Torrent"
Why do you love to perform?
I love to perform because I truly love sharing my gift of piano with others. I love to see the joy it brings to them. When I perform, I am able to freely express myself in a way that seems to make a special connection with the audience.