Postcard:

Gardens, Art, and "Tonic" Notes with Kris Kwapis, Seattle

 

In addition to her busy teaching and performing schedule, baroque trumpeter Kris Kwapis maintains a sideline passion for art--specifically working with encaustic media.  Art and gardening and a truly unique tonic recipe make this a delightful postcard from the West Coast!

 

 

 

 

 

Kris Kwapis appears regularly as soloist and principal trumpet with period-instrument ensembles across North America, including Portland Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik, and Bach Collegium San Diego. A Grammy-nominated artist, Kris has recorded on Kleos, Naxos, ReZound, Musica Omnia and Dorian labels and her playing has been broadcast live on CBC, WNYC, WQED, Portland All-Classical (KQAC), Sunday Baroque and Wisconsin Public Radio. Kris is on faculty at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music Historical Performance Institute and at her home in Seattle. When not immersed in music, she is active as a visual artist in the encaustic medium. 

 

 

 

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