Playing Since: 1991
Experience Level: Expert/Professional
Classical violin and fiddle.
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Last Visit 2/7/2010
Krista Solars started playing classical violin, Suzuki method, when she was four years old. She began fiddle music when she was six years old, at the same time as her two older brothers. Though neither Krista nor her brothers ever technically had a teacher especially for fiddle music, their classical violin teacher said that it might motivate all three of them to keep practicing the violin in the summer when there were no lessons, so they all began fiddle music, as well as continuing with their classical studies. In 2004, Krista won first place at the Ohio State Fiddle Contest in the Junior Division, 18 & Under. She has also won many other contests throughout the states of Ohio and West Virginia. In addition to all the contests and other venues she performed at, Krista also recorded her first CD in 2004, entitled "A Little Fiddle". After the apparent success in sales, Krista decided to record another CD, which is named "A Little Fiddle 2: Disturbin' The Peace". Krista has also just released her third fiddle CD, entitled "Fiddlin' With Dynamite!", which includes her signature song, "Sweet Georgia Brown". Krista has been involved in the Akron Youth Symphony (2000-2002), in addition to the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (2002-2006). In 2002, she began studying with Milan Vitek, and continues to do so. She currently plays in the Oberlin Orchestra, and went with that same ensemble to play in Carnegie Hall in January of 2007. This fall, Krista will be a senior studying Violin Performance at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and keeping up with her fiddling, as well.
'Rehearsing and Arranging' 3 days
'Workin' on a Buildin'' 4 days
'Rogier van Brugel violin' 4 days
'Oh Susanna' 4 days