Krista Weiss is the Richmond Symphony’s second clarinetist. In addition to her position with the RSO, Krista is an active freelance musician in the Cincinnati area and has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Louisville Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Lexington Philharmonic, Columbus ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Richmond (VA) Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony. Krista also enjoys an active career as a studio musician and can be heard on dozens of concert band recordings for the Hal Leonard Corporation.
A Seattle native, Krista moved to the Midwest to pursue music degrees at Indiana University where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music in Clarinet Performance as a student of Eli Eban. In addition to her time at IU, Krista has spent summers with the Aspen Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Chautauqua Music Festival, Brevard Music Festival, and Marrowstone Music Festival.
Since 2021, Krista has served as the Lecturer of Clarinet and Woodwind Area Coordinator at Northern Kentucky University. In addition to her position at NKU, Krista maintains a studio of private clarinet students in the Cincinnati area and coaches masterclasses and sectionals at schools throughout Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. She previously served as the clarinet instructor at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.
Krista lives in Newport, KY with her husband and their two pets, Kirk the cat and Duncan the golden retriever. She loves performing with the RSO and looks forward to her trips to Richmond throughout the year.