Last night I was elated to receive one of the first published editions of SPARK.

SPARK is the piece for solo viola that my dad commissioned several years ago from the Philadelphia-based composer Daniel Dorff for my 18th birthday. Daniel wrote a short, incredibly fun piece that captures my personality wonderfully and provides several opportunities to show off the viola’s rich tone and virtuosic capabilities. I first performed SPARK on November 22, 2009 in my very first studio recital at Rice as a freshman. Since then, I performed it on several recitals and I’ve had a chance to make a YouTube video. In the coming years, I hope to feature SPARK in a recital in Houston along with other works for solo viola. I’ve had such a blast working on and performing this fantastic piece and I’m excited that others now have the same opportunity.

SPARK will be available for purchase from the Presser company.