Birthplace: Bronx, New York
Joined the Met: 1990
Career Highlights/Education: BS, Mannes College of Music, 1971; violin studies with Robert Gerle, viola with Paul Doktor and Karen Tuttle; chamber music with Paul Doktor, Paul Berl, Lotte Bamberger and William Kroll. Awards: Hans Neuman Award for Excellence in Chamber Music (Mannes), 1971; prize winner of Solo Competition at Mannes, 1971. Other current ensembles: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; principal viola with American Symphony Orchestra. Solo performances of
Harold in Italy
; over 70 recordings of orchestral and chamber music.