I am a professional entertainer who brings great music, meaning, exquisite voice, and laughter to the stage with one purpose: to brighten your world.
Since I was a child, I’ve sung and lived on stage. My mom was a stage director and my sister and brothers and I always played the kids in her shows. We did children’s theatre in our hometown of Indianola, Iowa. Everywhere I go, I visit the most amazing stages in town. The stage is my cathedral, my safe place. I feel most at home on stage with smell of make up and musty costumes and the blinding glint of the spotlight. Not very glamorous I know. But I simply love it.
I hear the world through the ears of a singer. I join into the ongoing opera of life by singing. As a child I sang myself to sleep because nothing seemed as calming as the soothing sounds of my own voice. As a teenager, I sang be popular, winning competitions and getting lots of attention. Studying singing in college turned me around. There was so much I didn’t know and couldn’t do. Now I am still studying singing, every day of my life. Now I sing from my entire being whether or not I have an audience. I am happy that people love my singing but I do it because I am called to sing. Even when I give lectures, workshops or private lessons, I still warm up first and present like a singer because that’s what I am, through and through.
I have tons of experience singing oratorio with symphony orchestras and choruses. My voice is a powerful lyric coloratura and my expertise is floating high notes. This makes my a natural for such pieces as Brahms Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Haydn Masses, Fauré Requiem and Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio. Poulenc Gloria is one of my favorites as is the Dvorak Te Deum. Of course I sing the soprano solos in The Messiah by Handel most years.
Opera, chamber music and art songs are all thrilling to me. Soon, I will post some clips so stay tuned.
Check out my duo: Kristof & Kane
Check out my trio: SiLK