March 2018 News: commissioning project, new ensemble

Introducing the grossman ensemble

I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to join the Grossman Ensemble, a project of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition, which brings together 13 of the nation’s leading performers of contemporary music.

For more information on this exciting new endeavor’s inaugural 2018-19 season, please visit

Commissioning project: pierce gradone

In winter 2018, a generous, anonymous benefactor has made it possible for me to commission a brand new piece of solo oboe repertoire for the very first time.

I’m excited to announce that Pierce Gradone will be composing me a new piece for oboe and piano to be premiered during calendar year 2019. I look forward to working closely with Pierce throughout the process and sharing excerpts and insights with you as we move forward!

Learn more about Pierce and his music at