About the CREATOR and Host
I've loved music since I was a baby bouncing up and down in the car to Paul Simon's "Rhythm of the Saints." I grew up in Palo Alto, California, and studied classical piano from the age of 5 through the Royal Conservatory of Music, in Toronto.
I didn't know how much I valued the social side of music until I started playing chamber music in college, and singing in an a cappella group. Since college, I've continued to sing, to play piano, and to study music.
I wanted to do this podcast for two reasons. First, I had been mystified by the Goldberg Variations for years, and wanted to understand them better, both from a historical a musical perspective. Second, I wanted to meet musicians and listeners who cared about the music as much as I did, and find out why.
When not playing music, you might find me reading non-fiction, hiking, surfing, or playing with my dog, Huckleberry. I studied history and statistics at Stanford University, and am now a third-year law student at Harvard Law School. But music is what inspires me most.