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Krista Solars



...a recent transplant to Las Vegas, was born and raised in Ohio, beginning her lifelong love affair with her instrument when she began taking classical violin lessons at the age of four.  Beginning fiddle music at six, and going on to win countless competitions between the ages of seven and twenty-seven - including winning the state of Ohio fiddle champion title four times - she quickly became adept at the two styles, giving her versatility and a unique style.  In 2010, she earned a Bachelor's Degree in violin performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, studying under Milan Vitek; and in 2013, she earned her Master's Degree - also in violin performance - from Indiana University.  While studying at Oberlin, Krista began playing the baroque violin - going on to study privately with Stanley Ritchie while at IU - further adding to her musical versatility.


During the few years after her graduation from college, Krista cut her teeth playing with orchestras, country and bluegrass bands, and performing numerous concerts with pianist partner, Peter Douglas - with whom she formed Duo Verano.  Krista is also a seasoned studio musician, and has recorded several professional recordings - the first released when she was sixteen.

In 2016 she performed in the Latin Grammy Awards with Reik, 

and she is currently working on various creative projects and freelancing with Bella Electric Strings, Phat Strad Electric Quartet, David Perrico's PopStrings, and other Vegas-based ensembles.