In my previous life, I was a full time professional musician specialising in early music. Though much less frequently than before, I still perform, because it’s healthy for my soul. Below, you’ll find out more about this aspect of my professional background.
Principal flutist of the Portland Baroque Orchestra from 1999-2007, I have also performed with numerous Canadian and American ensembles, including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco), Pacific Baroque Orchestra (Vancouver), The Burney Ensemble (Vancouver), Ensemble Arion (Montréal) and Les voix humaines (Montréal).
I have appeared as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician for such organisations as the Toronto Symphony, Hallé Orchestra (Manchester, UK), Festival Vancouver, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Early Music Vancouver, the Early Music Society of the Islands and the Fringe Festival of the Holland Festival Oude Muziek (Utrecht, The Netherlands).
I released my debut solo CD, featuring virtuoso repertoire by the François Devienne, first flute professor of the Paris Conservatoire, in 2004. In addition to this, I appear on bachcircle, produced by The Burney Ensemble (2001), as well as on a number of recordings with the Portland Baroque Orchestra.
My educational background in music includes a Master of Music degree (Indiana), as well as a postgraduate diploma (Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK) and a certificate in early music (Royal Conservatory, The Hague). My teachers include Wilbert Hazelzet, Rachel Brown, Peter Lloyd, Kate Lukas and Barbara Kallaur.
As an experienced flute teacher, ensemble coach and clinician, I have taught students of all ages and abilities, from adult amateur recorder enthusiasts to doctoral level flute students. I have taught in a variety of setting, from private studio lessons to university graduate seminars. A sessional instructor at the School of Music, University of British Columbia from 1999-2008, I have also taught at the University of Wales (now Bangor University, Bangor, UK), Chetham’s School of Music (Manchester, UK), and the Vancouver Early Music Workshop.