Rockville Centre, Syosset
I am an active chamber and orchestral performer in the greater NYC area where I am a member of the Manhattan & Bergen Symphonies. In addition to my classical roots, I have recorded and performed live with numerous folk, jazz, and hip-hop groups. I served as the University of North Carolina School of the Arts viola teaching assistant while pursuing my undergraduate degree in viola performance there. I was also a member of the Asheville and Winston-Salem Symphonies while in NC. I am an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher. I have taught AT lessons and lectured at Columbia and McGill Universities. I was also trained at the American Center for the Alexander Technique in Manhattan.
Quick description of AT:
Often described as Zen for westerners plus driver’s education for the body; practice of the Alexander Technique leads to freedom from chronic muscular and skeletal pain, improved coordination, increased range of motion, fuller and easier breathing, clearer and fuller voice and speech, increased tone in the musculature, decreased anxiety, clearer thinking, and a stronger sense of presence.
The AT is particularly helpful for musicians because it prevents common playing related injuries while simultaneously allowing for more easeful holding and playing of instruments and breathing. AT practice leads to increased accuracy and coordination of muscles, improved pitch, greater stage presence and decreased performance anxiety. It is taught at Juilliard and most major conservatories.
- Active chamber and orchestra member of Manhattan and Bergen Symphonies in NYC
- Certified AmSAT certified Alexander Technique instructor
- Received Undergraduate Degree from University of North Carolina in Viola Performance.
Port Washington and Syosset
I grew up in Hungary in a family where nobody was a musician but I loved singing and I always sang. So, at the age of 6, my parents decided to sign me up for cello lessons at the local music school. Cello was a difficult instrument but my grandfather came to our house every day and he sat through my practices encouraging me and motivating me. Soon enough I won all the regional music competitions and at the age of 16 I won the National cello competition.
After graduating from the Franz Liszt University of Music, I played in a Symphonic Orchestra for 2 years then I went to Nigeria for 4 years to build a music school and an orchestra by teaching talented children, teenagers and young adults how to play violin, viola and cello.
After leaving Nigeria, I came to the United States and earned an Artist Diploma at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. I won the annual Longy School of Music Concerto Competition in 2006. As the result of winning first prize also at the International Chamber Music Competition of New England Chamber Music Society, I performed at Carnegie Hall.
I am also part of a jazz-rock group Sketchy Black Dog and I have performed at the most prestigious jazz venues such as: Blue note, Iridium, Birdland and Scullars.
I am happy to pass my passion for music to the next generation as a dedicated teacher and nothing makes me more happy than witnessing my students' growth in the knowledge and love for music.
- Graduated from the Franz Liszt University of Music in Budapest, Hungary
- Constructed a music school in Nigeria, Africa and taught children and young adults to play a variety of string instruments.
- Earned an Artist Diploma at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA.