"In 2005 while attending the Mark O'Connor string conference in San Diego, I was presented the Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin. I was so honored to be given the chance to play this beautiful instrument for a year and to be able to tell my audiences about Daniel Pearl and what the Daniel Pearl Foundation stood for. Music is a universal language and what a wonderful way to break down the bridges between cultures and bring peace and harmony in the World.
As I played the memorial violin and traveled through out Canada and the US, telling Daniel's story, I felt compelled to write a song that I could continue playing, after the violin was passed on. It took several months, as I wanted the song to tell a story. I wanted it to provoke emotion, thought and reflection. Finally at the end of the piece, there is a three part harmony which symbolizes Marianne, Adam and Daniel, coming together in the end.
I am very proud to be a spokes person for the Daniel Pearl Foundation and will continue to tell Daniel's story and share my song for him, "Always Remembered".