Kiri Tollaksen enjoys a varied career as a performer and teacher. Equally skilled on trumpet and cornetto, Kiri has been praised for her “stunning technique and extreme musicality” (Journal of the International Trumpet Guild). She has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe with numerous groups such as Apollo’s Fire, The Folger Consort, Tenet, Green Mountain Project, Piffaro, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, New York Collegium, Concerto Palatino, La Fenice, the Huelgas Ensemble, the Catacoustic Consort and Seattle Baroque Orchestra. She has performed at the Boston Early Music Festival, Madison Early Music Festival, and Bloomington Early Music Festival, and she is a founding member of the ensembles Anaphantasia and Dark Horse Consort.
Kiri maintains a teaching studio in Ann Arbor, has taught cornetto at the Amherst Early Music Festival and was on faculty at the Early Music Institute at Indiana Univeristy from 2006-2010. Kiri holds performing degrees in trumpet from Eastman, Yale, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Michigan. Her discography includes recordings with the Huelgas Ensemble, La Fenice, Apollo’s Fire, Piffaro, The New York Collegium, La Gente d’Orfeo, the River Raisin Ragtime Revue and the Dodworth Saxhorn Band. For upcoming concerts, please visit www.KiriTollaksen.com.
Kiri Tollaksen appears on the Drive the Winter Cold Away program on December 27, 28, and 29.