I joined Local 802 upon moving to New York. It’s been a great way to meet contractors and other freelancers. I love working with composers, playing chamber music and in small ensembles, and recording. My goal is to do as much as possible of this! One of my favorite recent gigs was playing at the Lincoln Center Festival. We spent the week performing music by Steve Reich as part of his 80th birthday celebration. It was amazing to work on such incredible music with such outstanding musicians, and in one of the most stunning venues in the city: the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. My principal instrument is violin.