Phoenix
The Orchestra Reborn

Krysten Keches, Harp

Massachusetts native Krysten Keches has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Berkshire Symphony, New England String Ensemble, and Mistral Chamber Players. An avid orchestral musician, she has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, and Miami's New World Symphony. In 2015 she served as second harpist on the Boston Symphony's tours to New York and Europe, and in recent summers she has attended the Castleton, Aspen, and Bowdoin music festivals.

Ms. Keches began harp lessons at age four with Elizabeth Morse. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. in art history from Harvard University, where she continued her training with Morse. In 2010 she won a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship to study with renowned harpist Alice Giles at the Australian National University School of Music, earning a Graduate Diploma with high distinction. A recipient of the Scovell Family Scholarship, she recently completed her M.M. at New England Conservatory, where she studied with Boston Symphony Orchestra harpist Jessica Zhou