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Kris Kwapis

Trumpet, Baroque Trumpet

Kris Kwapis has enjoyed performing at the Staunton Music Festival since 2015 and regularly collaborates as soloist and principal trumpet with period-instrument ensembles across North America, including Portland Baroque Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Oregon Bach Festival and Berwick Academy, Toronto Bach Festival, and Carmel Bach Festival, among many others. A student of Armando Ghitalla on modern trumpet at the University of Michigan, Dr. Kwapis also holds a DMA in historical performance from Stony Brook University on Long Island. Kris has been sharing her passion of exploring historical performance with the next generation as a faculty member at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music Historical Performance Institute since 2010. When not playing, writing, speaking or thinking about music, she is active as a visual artist in the encaustic medium, an avid cook, and home remodeler with her partner, Mark, at their home in Seattle.

This Artist performs in the following events:

Handel Extravaganza; Baroque the Bank; Poets & Puppets; Meet the New Graf; Nightcap #2; Beethoven Meets the Mambo; Shakespearean Fantasies; Tabula Rasa; Baroque Inside/Out; Bach’s Mass in B Minor

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