Clarinetist Kristen Spiridon is an active performer and teacher in the Southeast. Currently, she is the Principal Clarinet of the Savannah Philharmonic; Principal Clarinet of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia; and Second Clarinet of Symphony Orchestra Augusta. In the summer season, Kristen serves as the head of the clarinet faculty at the Judith Lapple Summer Woodwind Festival in Fairfax, Virginia. Prior to her present appointments, she held the position of Second Clarinet with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic.
Ms. Spiridon has performed with numerous orchestras, notably the Jacksonville Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony, the Lexington Philharmonic, and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared in concert at Alice Tully Hall, the Midwest Clinic, the WASBE clinic, and she has given recitals in New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, and California.
A respected teacher and lecturer, Ms. Spiridon has been invited to give masterclasses at Boston University, George Mason University and Miami University of Ohio.
Ms. Spiridon holds a Master of Music degree and an Artist Diploma in Woodwinds from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and a Bachelor of Music degree in both Performance and Education from the Peabody Conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Her primary teachers include Richie Hawley, Steven Barta, Carmine Campione, and Chris Pedersen.
Kristen plays exclusively on Buffet Crampon clarinets.