Founder of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and the Music from Angel Fire who is also known for her many collaborations and for her teaching.
She studied at the Juilliard School from 1969 to 1975 and was first discovered when she won the Vianna da Motta International Violin Competition in 1973.
She has taught at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, and the Bard College Conservatory of Music.
She was born to Armenian parents in Istanbul, but she and her family moved to Michigan in 1956.
She toured with Chick Corea in 1983 and in 1984.