Biography

 

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, Cambrian Symphony, 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 harp studio in Pleasant Hill, CA. Her premiere recording titled The Journey, a collection of celtic and popular melodies performed on celtic harp, is now available on Apple iTunes.

Now available on Apple iTunes! 

 

The Journey by Krista Strader

 

Bright and pure celtic harp solos featuring songs from

The Lord of the Rings, "Fields of Gold" by Sting,

and "Clocks" by Coldplay.

 

 

 

Recently Added Favorites! 

Can't Help Falling In Love (Cr​AZY RICH ASIANS)

Radical Dreamers (Chrono Cross)

Ave Maria (FRANZ Schubert)

Come and get your love (redbone)   Perfect (ed sheeran)  

Tum Hi Ho (AashIqui 2)

Titanium (DAVID Guetta ft. sia)

Game of Thrones Theme

A thousand years (C. Perri)

Evenstar (Lord of the rings)

Path of the wind (joe hisaichi)

River Flows In you (Twilight saga)

Say You Won't Let Go (J. Arthur)

Jay Chou's Wedding Song

7 Years (lukas graham)

Hallelujah (Leonard cohen)

Colors of the Wind (pocohontas)

Love You More Each Day (J. Cheung)

Upcoming Orchestral ~ Chorale ~ Musical Theatre ~ Solo Harp Public Performances: 

(private events excluded)

"A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim

Lamplighters Music Theatre

February 2 - 17,  2019

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, and MVPAC

www.lamplighters.org

Harp and Flute Concert

Flutist ~ Rhonda Bradetich 

Works by Bach, Mozart, Faure, Ibert

Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley

www.throckmortontheatre.org

October 30, 2019 12noon-1pm

Sing For America Foundation Benefit Concert

April 7, 2019, 7pm

Palace Of the Fine Arts www.singforamerica.org

3301 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Musica Marin Chamber Concert

May 11, 2019

Harp/Viola/Flute works by Debussy, Ravel, Ibert

www.musicamarin.org

Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

Op. 45, Johannes Brahms

Schola Cantorum, Gregory Wait, conductor

May 24, 2019, 8pm

Stanford Memorial Church, Stanford, CA

Faure Requiem Op. 48 (Choir + Orchestra)

by Gabriel Faure

Saint Ignatius Church, www.stignatiussf.org

November 3, 2019, 5pm 

"Into The Woods" by Stephen Sondheim

Broadway By The Bay

www.broadwaybythebay.org

November 8-24, 2019

LUX: The Dawn From On High

by Dan Forrest for choir and orchestra

Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church

December 7, 4pm & Dec. 8, 2019, 2pm and 5pm

www.lopc.org 

"Serenade for those who Sacrifice"

Oil on Linen

96" x 86" (framed)

2016

Justin Hess

www.jhessfineart.com

Photos by Anita Barcsa Photography on location at Kohl Mansion, Burlingame, CA and Janae Shields Photography (middle left)

" Krista was PHENOMENAL! "

Fiona + Patrick

 

" I do not think anyone expects their guests to talk about the harpist but our guests kept coming up to us to tell us how amazing Krista was. "  

Amanda + Matt

 

" Krista is one of the warmest, talented people you'll ever meet. Her repertoire is extensive, she had every song we love. "

Anita + Johnny

All recordings and videos Copyright 2000-2020 Krista Strader and Lush Music. These music and video files are for demonstration purposes only, and may not be reproduced in any way, including but not limited to: CD burning, transfer to a portable music player, linking on another website, or playing live. Lush Music reserves all rights, including the right of first use.

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