Kristin enjoys a varied life including performances on both historical and modern oboes, baritone saxophone, and as a business owner and music administrator. Equally comfortable in orchestral performance and chamber music, her recent solo performances have included concertos with the Pacific Baroque Festival, the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra, the Boulder Bach Festival, and Grand Harmonie. She is found on stage with Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, Mercury Houston, Bach Society Houston, Holy Trinity Bach Vespers, Musica Angelica, Opera Lafayette, Listen/Space, and more.
When she isn't performing, she is usually scheming and planning with one of the many projects she has founded, including classical and romantic period instrument orchestra Grand Harmonie, outreach concert series Mount Sinai Concerts for Patients, and dramatic chamber music ensemble Sacro Profano.
After winning a grant for arts entrepreneurs through the Juilliard school, Kristin also founded a reed-making business, selling both modern and historical reeds to customers all over the world. See more about her business at pbs, symphony now, and reedlizard.com.
2015 was a complicated year for Kristin. After being diagnosed with a collapsed lung (spontaneous pneumothorax) in January, she spent many months researching the condition and reaching out to various doctors. After multiple collapsed lungs she finally had surgery in August 2015. Through her experience of illness and recovery at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, she started a new concert series for patients, doctors, nurses, and staff of the hospital. Her co-founder Nadir Aslam, violin, had the same surgery for the same condition the same week, also at Mount Sinai. A bizarre coincidence indeed, but it led to a happy result. See more at mountsinaiconcerts.org.
Kristin grew up in Seattle, WA and currently resides in New York City. She holds degrees from the California Institute of the Arts, the University of Southern California, and the Juilliard School.