In my free time, when I'm not preoccupied with raising my daughter
(1998) and two sons (2000, 2002), I play soccer and violin, both at a
high amateur level. I'm also trying to get better at the game of go.
In 1995 I tried out for Major League Soccer. I made it past two cuts, but wasn't invited to the national training camp. My career in academia was sealed.
I started playing in the Buffalo Suzuki Strings when I was 4.
At the end of high school I performed
Nigun by Bloch,
Tambourin Chinois by Krysler.
While at Carnegie Mellon, I played with the CMU Philharmonic in
Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Boston's Symphony Hall.
I play periodically as a part of Echo at UT
On May 4th, 2011 I played violin at the AAMAS 2011 banquet in the
Grand Hotel in Taipei.
On April 12th, 2008 I played a solo violin recital with Brett Bachus
with links to quicktime videos of the performance (may take a while to
load), was as follows: