Collaborative Piano

While I definitely peaked as a classical concert capital-P Pianist at the age of 12, and since then became irreversibly distracted by composition, I have never been able to let go of the instrument, despite my best attempts. I view my work as a composer as an inevitable extension of playing the piano, and playing an instrument an extension of composing. Since graduating from Juilliard I have found more and more opportunities to perform in both the US and abroad in a wide variety of settings from concert to diplomatic. Apart from my own music, I am most in my element performing more “popular” genres. The media in this page represent a small sampling of the performing I have done in recent years.

Bonus: Kulintang

Some of my fondest memories from my time in Singapore between 2010–2014 are of performing all over the island with the Sari-Sari Philippine Kulintang Ensemble led by Drs. Hideaki and Pamela Onishi. Kulintang in its modern form originates from the indigenous music of the Southern Philippines and is part of the wider gong-chime culture of Southeast Asia.