Violinist Kristi Helberg enjoys spanning many musical and cultural settings, from performing in the Salzburg Festival as a member of the Orchestral Institute at Attergau under the patronage and tutelage of the Vienna Philharmonic, to performing as a core member of Symphony in the Barn, a music festival created in the context of living and working on a biodynamic farm in Canada. With a serious interest in collaborative and new-music settings, Ms. Helberg has premiered over thirty compositions as part of collaborations with Alarm Will Sound New Music Ensemble, New York’s MATA Young Composers NOW! Festival, and the Wet Ink Ensemble.
On the more traditional side, Ms. Helberg is a Principal of the Chamber Orchestra of New York, and has performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Houston Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and Sarasota Opera Orchestra. As a member of The Knights, a New York-based chamber orchestra, Ms. Helberg has toured Germany and performed along side Dawn Upshaw.
Ms. Helberg’s work can be heard on SONY Classical, Innova Records, Furious Artisans, and Cinnabar records.
Currently residing in New York City, Ms. Helberg has performed in a wide variety of venues including the city’s more traditional Bargemusic, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, and Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Isaac Stern Auditorium. As an educator in New York, she has enjoyed maintaining a private studio, teaching in an after-school music program in South Bronx public schools, and teaching in Manhattan School of Music’s Outreach Program as well as their Summer Camp dedicated to New York City public school students.
Ms. Helberg received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music where she acted as Teaching Assistant to Kenneth Goldsmith, and recently finished professional studies in Orchestral Performance.