Founding member, cellist and principal songwriter for the cello-rock ensemble Break of Reality who also performs alongside his wife Marnie Laird as Brooklyn Duo. He is best recognized for his contributions with the latter group, performing covers of pop songs by artists such as John Legend, Sia, Ellie Goulding and more.
He earned a Bachelor's degree in performance from the Eastman School of Music, and earned the school's prestigious Performer's Certificate.
He and his band Break of Reality's cover of the Game of Thrones theme song received more than 15 million views on YouTube. The first major classical composition he wrote was "Concerto for 3 Cellos, Percussion & Orchestra."
He met his wife Marnie while attending the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Maine. They married in 2012.
Both Taylor Swift and Shakira have tweeted about he and his wife's group Brooklyn Duo.