National Symphony Orchestra: Ludovic Morlot, conductor: Sharon Isbin, guitar, plays Rodrigo / Works by Berlioz, Ravel, & Dukas
Fireworks! A recital with NSO organist William Neil + NSO brass & percussion
NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Fiddlin' Around
The Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Works by Beethoven & Brahms
NSO Pops: Kendrick Lamar
What university or conservatory did you attend?
I attended Curtis Institue and Juilliard.
Was it for music?
What is your favorite piece (or pieces) to play in the orchestra?
Any Beethoven symphony.
Do you have a pre-concert ritual or routine?
Lots of slow warm-up time and a banana.
What are three songs or pieces you love to listen to?
Jeff Buckley singing “Hallelujah,” Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2, and any Bartók string quartet
Did you grow up in a musical household?
No, I did not
When did you know you wanted to be a professional classical musician?
I knew by age 9 or 10 that I wanted to be a professional violinist.
What is your favorite thing about living in the DC area?
All of the great hiking and biking trails we have. So many places to enjoy the outdoors
Where is your favorite DC hangout?
Great Falls with my dog and husband.
Do you have any pets?
One dog named Fritz.
What is your favorite way to spend your free time?
Biking or hiking, cooking, and drinking wine.
The original Fantasia.
Name one thing people would be surprised to know about you.
The cello is actually my favorite instrument.