Kristy Mezines, Piano

Beginning her training at age of eight as a student of Zena Ilyashov, Kristine gave her first professional performance at the age of ten with the Kammergild Chamber Orchestra. This led to multiple collaborations with many orchestras including the Town and Country Symphony, St. Charles Symphony, St. Louis Young People’s Philharmonic, Webster University Symphony, and the St. Louis Symphony.  She was invited to present solo recitals at the Sheldon Concert Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, and at Missouri State University. Kristine was a principal performer at the St. Louis Municipal Opera in 1998 and in 2000, she was a guest artist at the opening ceremony of the International Piano Pedagogy Teacher’s Conference. She has been a free-lance accompanist since 2005, working with such artists as Allen Vizzutti, Joe Burgstaller, Wiff Rudd, John Aley, Dave Zerkel, Demondrae Thurman, Patrick Sheridan, Danny Helseth, Gerald Sloan, Adam Frey, Alexandra Zacharella, Matthew Hightower, Matthew Shipes, Elizabeth Pitcairn, Aaron Vanderwheele, the Lyrique Quintet, and Vinson Cole. She currently serves as staff accompanist at the Luzerne Music Center, orchestral pianist in the Artosphere Orchestra, and can be heard on Benjamin Pierce’s cd “Notes from the Underground”, which was released in 2012.