Kristín Jónína Taylor
- Assistant Professor of Piano
- School of Music
- Strauss Performing Arts Center
- Tel: 402-554-6154
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Taylor was the Grand Prize Winner of the Naftzger Young Artist Competition and a national finalist in the Music Teacher’s National Association Young Chang Collegiate Competition. In 2003 she was invited to give a performance at the Classical Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a soloist with several orchestras and gave a performance of an all-Schumann program at the internationally prestigious Reykjavík Arts Festival.
Kristín was the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Iceland in 2004-2005 to conduct research for her doctoral thesis on Jón Nordal’s Piano Concerto. She received another Fulbright Scholar grant award to Iceland for the Fall of 2010 to research the music of Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson.
In addition, her debut CD recording The Well-Tempered Pianist: The solo piano works of Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson was released by the Iceland Music Information Centre in November 2010. Her second album, which is self-titled, was released by Pólarfónía Records in March 2011. Her third album, Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson: Short Stories for Flute and Piano, was released by Smekkleysa Records in November 2014. Her most recent album, "Gone but not Forgotten" released by MarkMasters, was a collaboration with trumpeter Dr. Marc Reed and pianist Dr. Bryan Stanley on rarely-performed music for trumpet and piano.
Dr. Taylor also serves as Editor-in-Chief for Homo ludens Publishing. The first book, “The Complete Solo Piano Works of Thorkell Sigurbjornsson,” was released in 2014. The second book, “The Complete Solo Flute Works of Thorkell Sigurbjornsson,” is in the works.
Kristín Jónína Taylor is a Steinway Artist.
D.M.A. (2006) - University of Cincinnati,
M.Mus. (1999) - University of Missouri - Kansas City
Bachelor of Music (1997) - University of Missouri - Kansas City
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