Presented by Methodist University Friends of Music Guest Artist Series.
Hailed by the Washington Post as a musician with “…a clean, full-bodied tone and fleet fingers,” Krisztina Dér is a member of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Winds Upon a String flute and harp duo, and Winterbirds progressive folk band. First-prize winner of the 2017 RAFA Artist and the 2009 FSW Collegiate Competitions, she has been a featured soloist with several orchestras and has performed at the 2011 Jeunesses, 2014 Rosen-Schaffel, 2015 RAFA, and 2017 Myrna Brown Artist Competitions. She is on the faculty at Ms. Georgia’s Creative Arts Academy and A Part 2 Play Music School; as a pedagogue and ensemble director, she believes strongly in nurturing her students’ curiosity to excite them about learning.
A champion of intermedia, her growing flute/light project explores the integration of music and lighting design through concerts and commissions. It has been funded in part by grants from the Friends of Flutes Foundation and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Some recent flute/light performance invitations include the 2018 NFA Convention, 2018 Light City Baltimore, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, 2017 NSEME, Liberty University, University of North Carolina Pembroke, and University of Maryland Baltimore County