I play violin and viola, somewhat prefer violin, which is what I play in NNO. When I was in grad school, I sometimes went to rehearsals of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, where a friend of mine played violin. It looked like a lot of fun, but it took me about 8 years to start taking lessons!
My father played violin in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. So I grew up with music, which has always been a huge part of my life. I had piano lessons as a kid, but mainly, I was a fanatical listener. So I am an adult beginner on violin. I have played in the Atlanta-Emory Orchestra, where I met my wife Alice, who plays with us when she can, and in the (Cleveland) Heights Chamber Orchestra. Every year for the past five or so, I look forward to joining Alice for Play Week Virginia, an adult chamber music workshop in Lexington.
In “real life” I am a scientist working at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton. My specialties are turbulence, and something called “rarefied gas dynamics.”
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Other Musicians who are members of the NNO.