A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, Kristina Finch is a professional harpist serving the South Florida area. She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY (BM ‘08, DMA ‘14) and Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (MM ‘10) as well as being a recipient of the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Kristina’s main teachers include Kathleen Bride, Mary Brigid-Roman, and Barbara Chapman. Kristina has performed with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Choral, Ohio Light Opera, Florida Festival Singers as well as many other orchestral and choral ensembles. She held the position of principal harpist for the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Elmira, NY from 2011-2013 and participated in the 2013 Eastman Wind Ensemble Toronto tour. An experienced chamber musician, Kristina is has performed with various ensemble types and is a founding member of the Mana Duo, with saxophonist Dannel Espinoza. As a competition winner Kristina has been a featured soloist with multiple orchestras, and in 2013 was a finalist for the American Harp Society National Solo Competition, held in Los Angeles, CA. Dedicated to music education, Kristina has experience giving outreach presentations to elementary and middle school children, reaching as many as 1,000 students in a single day and has taught at both the collegiate and private levels. Kristina maintains an active private teaching studio in South Florida, and is currently accepting students.