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Krista Buckland Reisner

“Things done right..”(Boston Globe), “…Excellent left hand..”(Toronto Star), “…lovely tonal bloom…”(LeDROIT), and “..heartbreaking..”(Worcester Telegram & Gazette) are words that describe the performances of violinist Krista Buckland Reisner. 

An artist of great diversity, she has toured across her native Canada as a recitalist, performed concertos in cities ranging from New York City to St. John’s, Newfoundland, toured internationally throughout Europe, Russia and New Zealand and has created multi-media works for herself involving dance and movement. Krista’s passion for opera led her to be Principal Second Violin of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra for five years, Concertmaster of Opera Boston for eight, perform Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” with the Arizona Opera and hold a position with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. 

Also an early music lover, Krista has performed with Canada’s Aradia, Boston Baroque, and is currently a tenured member of the Handel and Haydn Society. Her involvement in new music includes winning the Eckhardt Gramatté Competition for New Music, serving as Principal Second Violin of Boston Modern Orchestra Project, premiering concertos written for her by Canadian composers and developing countless collaborative relationships with living US composers like Charles Dodge, Yehudi Wyner, Theodore Antoniou, John McDonald, Paul Moravec, Joseph Summer, Peter Child, Charles Shadle, Matthew Malsky, Mark Berger and John Alyward. 

She can be heard on many recording labels including Naxos, Albany, Filharmonika, BMOPsound, Telarc and CBC. As a chamber musician, Krista was the founder/first violinist of the string quartet QX and is currently the principal violinist of the Worcester Chamber Music Society, where she acts as General Manager. She also holds an MBA from Babson College.


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