Hello New York City

New York City is a lot different than Miami Beach but so far I love it.

After returning from the Grand Teton Music Festival, I was lucky enough to be invited to be a part of the Kaufman Summer String Fest.  It was a real honor to participate in their summer orchestra in my new city as an underage invite and the youngest member of the orchestra.  We performed four pieces at the Merkin Concert Hall on the upper west side with members of the Grammy Award Winning Harlem Quartet.  My favorite piece was Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms.

Another great thing that has happened since arriving in New York City is meeting two great musicians, violinist Keiko Tokunaga and pianist Junko Ichikawa.  It just happens that they both speak Japanese :)

I added part of my appearance on Tokyo Broadcasting System to my YouTube channel.  Check it out.  Happy New Year!