Current city of residence:
Half Moon Bay, CA (on Miramar beach)
What is your favorite place to visit?
nature: oceans, rivers, mountains, waterfalls, glaciers
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be?
Cemetery caretaker or Neuro-surgeon
Who are your favorite artists?
Frida Kahlo, Hieronymus Bosch, Breughel, Dali, Hildegard von Bingen, Isadore Duncan, Pablo Neruda, Maria Callas
Who are your favorite musicians?
Jacqueline du Pre, Edgar Meyers, Joshua Bell, Roland Dyens, Yo-Yo Ma, Hamza el Din, Claudio Arrau, Hugo Diaz, Raul Barbosa
If you could meet two people in history, who would you choose?
Leonardo Da Vinci, Frida Kahlo
What are you reading?
Diary of Frida Kahlo; Paula by Isabel Allende; Medieval History
What are you enjoying listening to?
Early Music: Anoymous 4, 11,00 Virgins by Hildegard von Bingen; Sonus, Echoes of Spain
Jacqueline du Pre, Elgar Cello Concerto; Gidon Kremer, Hommage a Piazzolla; Chris Norman, Portraits
Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Whirling; Trio Voronezh; Ghazal, As Night Falls on the Silk Road
Hossam Ramsy, Immortal Egypt; Digital Bled, Caravana; Chris Spheeris, Mystic Traveler
Alanis Morissette, Unplugged; Peter Gabriel, Passion
What is your greatest indulgence?
What could you live without?
What are your greatest passions?
performing, traveling, music, dance, poetry, nature, children
What are your favorite pastimes?
Living on the ocean and watching the dolphins while I work. Riding camels in Luxor. Dancing all night long in Rio during Carnival. Snorkeling with sting rays off the coast of Devil’s Island. Flying in a helicopter and landing on a glacier in Antarctica. Experiencing the midnight sun in Norway and Sweden. Evening walks with female elk in Alaska. Going on Medieval pilgrimages with my mother to Sanitago de Compostela, Mont-Saint Michel, and Montserrat.
What do you do just before you go on stage?