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 About me

Classically trained from age four, Krista holds a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from Biola University, where she graduated Cum Laude and was awarded the Outstanding String Musician Honor for two consecutive years. Krista has performed for international royalty and heads of state, Hollywood celebrities, government dignitaries Arnold Schwarzenegger, Colin Powell, and the family of President Nixon. In 2017, Krista was invited to perform for the VIP opening reception of Museum Barberini located in Potsdam, Germany. Special guests included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

 

An orchestral and solo harpist, Krista has performed with many professional music groups and organizations around the Bay Area, including the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Sacramento Metropolitan Orchestra, Santa Cruz Symphony, All-American Boys Chorus, Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Napa Valley Symphony, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, and Lamplighters Theatre Company. Krista has been the featured harpist with the Mark Thallander Foundation, with guest conductor John Rutter. She has also enjoyed roles as Principal Harpist and concerto soloist with the William Lock Singers and Orchestra.

 

Krista currently maintains an active free-lance career in the San Francisco Bay Area and is continually adding to her performance schedule with upcoming concerts and private events. She also teaches privately from her East Bay harp studio. Her premiere recording titled The Journey, a collection of celtic and popular melodies performed on celtic harp, is now available on Apple iTunes.