Kiri Tollaksen enjoys a varied career as a performer and teacher. Praised for her "stunning technique, and extreme musicality," (International Trumpet Guild), Kiri has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe with numerous groups such as Apollo's Fire, Piffaro, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, New York Collegium, Concerto Palatino, La Fenice, Tafelmusik and the Huelgas Ensemble. Kiri is a founding member of Anaphantasia and Chiaroscuro. As a professional trumpet player, Kiri performs with the River Raisin Ragtime Revue in Tecumseh, Michigan, is trumpet soloist at Historic Mariners’ Church in Detroit, and freelances throughout Michigan.
Kiri is on faculty at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University. She also maintains a teaching studio in Ann Arbor, and has taught cornetto at the Amherst Early Music Festival. Kiri holds performing degrees in trumpet from Eastman, Yale, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Michigan. She has recorded with the Huelgas Ensemble, Apollo's Fire, Piffaro, La Fenice, The New York Collegium, La Gente d'Orfeo, the River Raisin Ragtime Revue and the Dodworth Saxhorn Band. She resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband Ron and three cats. For upcoming concerts, please visit http://www.KiriTollaksen.com.