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As one of Canada’s premier harpists, Kristan Toczko is recognized for her radiant tone, expressive music making and scintillating virtuosity. A first place winner of the prestigious OSM Standard Life Competition, Kristan has also been named a CBC Radio-Canada Young Artist, and featured as a soloist in nation-wide broadcast.

Performing numerous concerti, Kristan has been featured with the Vancouver Symphony, l'Orchestre Francophonie and Bathurst Chamber Music Festival. Kristan has also been a featured artist with several festivals including the Ottawa ChamberFest, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Kincardine Summer Music FestivalIndian River Festival and Rio Harp Festival in Brazil, and has been an invited artist at the Banff Centre numerous summers. She has also performed with several orchestras internationally, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Thunder Bay Symphony, Windsor Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo SymphonyToronto Concert Orchestra, Symphony New BrunswickBuffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Jalisco Philharmonia and Beijing Symphony.

She has also participated in summer festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, Orchestra of the Americas, Scotia Festival and Lucerne Festival Academy. Kristan has performed with esteemed artists such as Measha Brueggergosman, Peter Oundjian, Matthias Pintscher, Sir Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan, and has played in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the KKL Luzern Concert Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. Kristan has also been seen sharing the stage with acclaimed artists as Sarah BrightmanJosh Groban,  Evanescence, Sarah McLachlan and Johnny Reid.

As a chamber musician, she is a founding member of harp duo “Duo Novus.” They have held an artist residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute, have commissioned several new works, and have toured internationally with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Kristan Toczko holds degrees from McGill University and Yale University, where she was awarded first prize in both schools’ concerto competitions. She is based in Ontario with her husband, teaching and performing throughout Canada.
 

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S H O R T    B I O S

Kristan Toczko is a First Place winner of the OSM Standard Life Competition, and was named a CBC Radio-Canada Young Artist featured as a soloist for nation-wide broadcast. As a soloist, Kristan has performed with several orchestras including the Vancouver Symphony as part of the World Harp Congress Festival. Kristan has attended festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre, and Lucerne Festival Academy. Kristan resides in Ontario and holds degrees from McGill and Yale Universities.

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A native of New Brunswick, Kristan Toczko is a first place winner of the prestigious OSM Standard Life Competition, and was named a CBC Radio-Canada Young Artist featured as a soloist in nation-wide broadcast. She has won numerous international competitions and has performed in acclaimed venues including Carnegie Hall. Kristan has been a part of multiple chamber music festivals and has been a featured soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, and both McGill and Yale Universities. Kristan has attended summer programs including the Aspen Music Festival, Orchestra of the Americas, Lucerne Festival Academy, and the Banff Centre. She has performed with several orchestras across Canada and internationally including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Jalisco Philharmonia and Beijing Symphony. A founding member of “Duo Novus,” Kristan’s harp duet has commissioned numerous new works and has toured internationally. Kristan holds degrees from McGill and Yale Universities.

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As one of Canada’s premier harpists, Kristan Toczko is recognized for her radiant tone, expressive music making and scintillating virtuosity. A first place winner of the prestigious OSM Standard Life Competition, Kristan has also been named a CBC Radio-Canada Young Artist, and featured as a soloist in nation-wide broadcast.

​Kristan has been a featured soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, l'Orchestre Francophonie and Bathurst Chamber Music Festival. Kristan has also performed at several festivals including the Ottawa ChamberFest, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Rio Harp Festival, and the Banff Centre for numerous summers. She performs regularly with orchestras internationally, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Jalisco Philharmonia and Beijing Symphony.

She has also participated in summer festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, Orchestra of the Americas, Lucerne Festival Academy, and has played in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the KKL Luzern Concert Hall and Roy Thomson Hall.

​As a chamber musician, she is a founding member of harp duo “Duo Novus,” who have commissioned several new works, and have toured internationally with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

​Kristan Toczko holds degrees from McGill and Yale Universities, where she was awarded first prize in both schools’ concerto competitions. She is based in Ontario with her husband, teaching and performing throughout Canada.

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