Easily the most exciting thing was being selected as one of the concerto competition winners. There were about 70 people who auditioned for the competition and I was selected as one of the top 5. It was a surreal experience playing the Dvorak with an orchestra, and I learned so much from this experience.
In my time here, I also had the opportunity to sit principal under Maestro Carl St. Clair of the Pacific Symphony. He is probably the most inspiring conductor I've ever worked with in my life, and he is also incredibly innovative and creative in his approach to running an orchestra.