Krista Vincent is a dedicated specialist in the performance and interpretation of contemporary music, with a career spanning two continents as pianist, composer and actress.
Krista graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University (Montréal). In 1999 Krista moved to the Netherlands obtaining her Masters Degree from the Royal Conservatory, The Hague in 2003. Krista worked with leading composers while in the Netherlands and premiered many compositions from rising young composers. In Holland Krista quickly established herself as a respected performer, is a founding member and former co-artistic director of the Amsterdam-based contemporary music theatre group Soil Ensemble and has performed and toured throughout Europe.
In 2007, Krista moved to St. John’s where she is active as pianist, teacher and accompanist and is frequently heard in guest performances at the MUN School of Music and on the CBC Radio program Musicraft. In 2008, Krista founded the music theatre group Ora Ensemble. With two full-length music theatre collaborations with Governor General-award winner, writer/director Robert Chafe (Flight Songs, Night Songs, 2008 and Throwing Sound into Silence, 2010), Ora Ensemble has also recently performed an all-Canadian program of chamber works, to be broadcast on CBC radio program The Signal in October 2011 and can currently be heard on CBC’s Concerts On Demand website.
In 2011/2012, Krista Vincent will premiere and tour the theatrical concert Rêve doux-amer/Bittersweet Dream with soprano Stacie Dunlop. Directed by Roberta Barker (Dalhousie University) this project premieres of new works by Canadian composers Clark Ross, Scott Godin and Tawnie Olson.
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