Kiri Tollaksen


Kiri Tollaksen (cornetto) enjoys a varied career as a performer and teacher. Praised for her “stunning technique, and extreme musicality,” she has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe with such groups as Tenet, Piffaro, Pacific MusicWorks, Toronto Consort, Tesserae, Apollo’s Fire, Concerto Palatino, La Fenice, and is a member of the early brass ensemble Dark Horse Consort.  As an educator, Kiri has been on the faculty of Indiana University (Bloomington) and the Amherst and Madison Early Music Festivals. Kiri has recorded with the Dodworth Saxhorn Band, the River Raisin Ragtime Review, La Fenice, Piffaro, Apollo’s Fire, New York Collegium and the Huelgas Ensemble. As a professional trumpet player (with degrees from Eastman, Yale and University of Michigan), Kiri freelances throughout Michigan and maintains a teaching studio. She happily lives in Ann Arbor with her husband Ron and 2 cats.