Danny Glover and my niece after my performance in Chicago
Cello Festival in Kronberg, Germany, honoring Rostropovich. (Rostropovich is kneeling). Cellists in orchestra: Natalia Gutman, David Geringas, Gary Hoffman and Maria Klegel amongst others.
Marin Alsop and friends backstage after my Barber Concerto premiere (1998) in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music. From left to right Amy, Stephanie, myself, Phil and Marin Alsop.
My teacher, Nell Novak's surprise 75th birthday. From left to right Amy Barston, myself, Ani Aznavoorian, Elaine Kreston, Nicole Johnson, Nell Novak, Katie Kayaian, Jay Venzon, David Ying and Kalman Novak.
St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Yuri Falik conducting.
Stephan Grapelli after a concert in Paris we did honoring Etienne Vatelot's 70th birthday. From left to right Tania Askins, Stephan Grapelli and myself.
With Carl Becker (I play on a Carl Becker cello) backstage after my Chicago Symphony performance
Brahm's Double with Rachel Barton.
Rostropovich and myself in Russia
Music Institute Benefit dinner honoring Rostropovich
From left to right Nell Novak, Mstislav Rostropovich, myself and Kalman Novak
Wendy with Pendereski in Poland
"I'm not sure I've ever before heard a young cellist with such potential. Everything that is basic to cello playing she already has, plus a natural stage presence that you rarely find. She's unbelievable."
—Frans Helmerson (jury member of the Rostropovich Competition) quoted in The New York Times