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Kris Kwapis

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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, Early Music Vancouver, Bach Collegium San Diego, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Montana Early Music Festival, among many others. Her playing is also heard on various recordings and broadcasts throughout North America. 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. Kris enjoys 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 gardener, and co-parent of two adorable cats.

This Artist performs in the following events:

Individual concert assignments will be announced shortly.

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