- Todi Week 2019
- The Buddha, the Brain, and Bach
- Current Position
- Cellist at the the San Francisco Symphony
- Member of the San Francisco Symphony since 1994. Prior to this she was principal cellist and soloist with the New Jersey and Milwaukee Symphonies, and played frequently with the New York Philharmonic. She has performed with New York Chamber Soloists, Chamber Music Northwest, The Amati Trio, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Connecticut Early Music Festival, Stockholm Parktheater Chamber Music, Lucerne Festival, and the Sunrise String Quartet. She has given numerous talks about music practice and meditation, including a TEDX talk called “The Art of Failure.” In collaboration with her husband, neuroscientist Clifford Saron, she has presented workshops at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the Esalen Institute, Stanford Symposium on Music and the Brain, Telluride Compassion Festival, and the First African Conference on Mindfulness in South Africa. She received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School.