About me

I was born in 1975 in Wilmington, DE. I received a Masters of Music Degree in Composition at the Peabody Conservatory. My main teachers included Nicholas Maw, Chris Theofanidis, and Larry Lipkis. Additional studies with Bruno Amato, and Thomas Benjamin at Peabody, Dan Coleman in NYC, and George Tsontakis at the Aspen Music School. I was awarded 2nd prize in the Virginia Carty deLillo Composition Competition. My music has been performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC’s Christ and St.Stephen’s Church; Esglesia de Santa Cristina d’Aro, in Girona, Spain; Pennsylvania; The Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska; Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Japan, Aspen, Colorado,and Germany. MyOctober Dream for guitar quartet is published by homadream in Tokyo, a recording thereof was included in the May/June 2008 edition of the GuitarDream magazine. Recently, Cord Aria a German based guitar and flute duo have put out a recording which includes my piece Winter Light. They have performed the piece all over Germany and in the summer of 2007 they did a tour of Brazil with it as part of their repertoire. My work for two guitars “Getting Here” will be published in an upcoming edition of the GuitarDream publication.

in Japanese:(this will appear as gooblygook if you don’t have the Japanese fonts installed on your computer)

1975年、アメリカ デラウェー州ウィルミントンで生まれる。2000年 ピーバディー音楽院にて作曲科で修士号を修得する。 主にNicholas Maw 、 Chris Theofanidisなどに師事。他ではBruno Amato、ピーバディのThomas Benjamin, NYCのDan Coleman、そしてアスペン音楽祭では George Tsontakisなどにも師事。ピーバディー在学中にはVirginia Carty deLillo作曲コンクールにて2位を獲得。 現在は日本の名古屋で作曲、ギター日本の伝統楽器などを勉強し活躍している。ギターを野村芳生氏に師事。 今までに彼の音楽はNYのChrist and St.Stephen`s教会Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall,スペインのGironaにあるEsglesia de Santa Cristina d`Aro、アメリカオマハネブラスカ州のThe Joslyn Art Museum,他にもシカゴ州そしてコロラド州アスペン大阪、名古屋、札幌などにて演奏された。オクトーバー・ドリーム(ギター四重奏)はギターアンサンブルフェスティバルinOSAKAで優秀賞受賞。そして ホマドリームから出版されました。

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