Krista Bennion Feeney

Krista Bennion Feeney is founding 1st violinist of the DNA Quintet, Ridge String Quartet and the Loma Mar Quartet. With pianist Rudolf Firkusny, the Ridge won the Diapason d'Or and a Grammy nomination in 1992 for their RCA recording of Dvorak's Piano Quintets. The Loma Mar Quartet recorded original works written for them by Paul McCartney for EMI, and the DNA Quintet has released two highly acclaimed world premiere recordings of chamber music by Domenico Dragonetti, the manuscripts of which had been hidden for over 150 years in the British Library.

Krista is also a founding member of the Serenade Orchestra and Serenade Quartet.  They perform a wide variety of music with a special emphasis on the social music of the late 18th and early 19th century by Mozart, Haydn, Sperger, Schubert, Strauss family, Lanner and others in their original instrumental chamber configurations.  Ms. Feeney has served as a concertmaster of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, and member of the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble since 1983. From 1999-2006, she was the music director of the New Century Chamber Orchestra based in California. Ms. Feeney frequently performs as soloist including performances with the Symphonies of San Francisco, St. Louis, Elgin, American Classical Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke's.

Solo highlights from 2016-17 include The Lark Ascending with Simon Rattle conducting St. Luke's, Nardini's E minor concerto and Paganini's La Campanella with the American Classical Orchestra and Lou Harrison's Suite for Violin and American Gamelan Orchestra.  Highlights in 2017-18 include violin concerti by Florence Price, John Rutter, Eric Ewazen and Mendelssohn with the Orchestra of St.Luke's.

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