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Impromptu
New York City
9.6.18
Vivaldi Gloria
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Bourbon Baroque and Louisville Ballet
Louisville, KY
10.12.18-10.13.18
Mozart Piano Concerto
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Bella Voce and Bella Voce Sinfonia
Chicago, IL
11.3.18-11.4.18
Bach Mass in b minor
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Bach Collegium Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN
11.18.18
Handel Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate
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Bourbon Baroque
Louisville, KY
11.24.18-11.25.18
Handel: Messiah
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Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Indianapolis, IN
12.1.18-12.2.18
Handel: Messiah
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Portland Baroque Orchestra
Portland, OR
12.7.18-12.10.18
Handel: Messiah
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Portland Baroque Orchestra
Portland, OR
12.14.18-12.15.18
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
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Victoria Baroque Players
Victoria, BC
12.22.18
Bach: BWV 51, Torelli: Sinfonia, Scarlatti
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Acclaimed for her ‘sterling tone’ in the New York TimesKris Kwapis appears regularly as soloist and principal trumpet with period-instrument ensembles across North America, including Portland Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, Pacific MusicWorks, Bach Collegium San Diego, Oregon Bach Festival, Apollo’s Fire, Staunton Music Festival, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Chicago’s Haymarket Opera Company, Bach Society of Minnesota, Callipygian Players, Bourbon Baroque, and Lyra Baroque, making music with directors such as Andrew Parrott, Monica Huggett, Alexander Weimann, Barthold Kuijken, Matthew Halls, Jacques Ogg, and Masaaki Suzuki.  Her playing is heard on Kleos, Naxos, ReZound, Lyrichord, Musica Omnia and Dorian labels, including the 2013 GRAMMY nominated recording of Handel’s Israel in Egypt, and broadcast on CBC, WNYC, WQED (Pittsburgh), Portland All-Classical (KQAC), Sunday Baroque and Wisconsin Public Radio.

 

Kris is the Director of La Voce di Gabriele and former Artistic Director of Spiritus Collective.  A student of Armando Ghitalla on modern trumpet, with a BM and MM in trumpet performance from the University of Michigan, Dr. Kwapis holds a DMA in historical performance, and lectures on historical brass performance practice with recent appearances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, University of Wyoming, University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Louisville, Madison Early Music Festival, Pacific Lutheran University and Rutgers University.

 

Dr. Kwapis enjoys sharing her passion with the next generation of performers as a faculty member at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music Historical Performance Institute (teaching cornetto and baroque trumpet), is on faculty at Seattle’s Cornish School of the Arts in addition to teaching at her home in Seattle and online.

 

photo by Frances Gaul

photo by Frances Gaul

 

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