Praised for her “stunning technique, and extreme musicality,” (Journal of the International Trumpet Guild), Kiri Tollaksen (cornetto) is a leading figure of early brass performance in North America. Kiri has performed and recorded extensively throughout North America and Europe, with groups such as Concerto Palatino, La Fenice, Apollo’s Fire, Piffaro, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, His Majesty’s Sagbuts and Cornetts, Tenet, Tesserae, Bach Society Houston, Cappella Artemisia, Pacific Music Works and Tafelmusik. Kiri is a founding member of the early brass ensemble, Dark Horse Consort (DarkHorseConsort.org).
As an educator, Ms. Tollaksen has been on faculty at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University (Bloomington), the Amherst and Madison Early Music Festivals and maintains a teaching studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she resides with her husband and three cats.
As a professional trumpet player (with degrees from Eastman, Yale and a doctorate from the University of Michigan), Kiri performs with the River Raisin Ragtime Revue and freelances throughout Michigan. For more information on Kiri’s upcoming performances, please visit http://www.KiriTollaksen.com