Kristin Ahlstrom joined the St. Louis Symphony in 1996, and was appointed to the Associate Principal Second Violin chair in 2001.She has performed as a soloist with the orchestra on numerous occasions.
Kristin received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance at Indiana University-Bloomington having studied with Henryk Kowalski, Josef Gingold, and Stanley Ritchie. Before joining the St. Louis Symphony she was a member of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, Kristin has been featured in chamber music recitals as well as orchestral concerts as a member of the Sun Valley (Idaho) Summer Symphony since 2001, has appeared several times since 1998 as a chamber musician at the Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, Virginia and is a regular performer in the St. Louis Symphony’s Community Partnership Program.
For the last six summers, Kristin has performed as a guest artist at Indiana University’s Summer Festival concert series. She and her husband, pianist Peter Henderson, perform as members of the Ilex Piano Trio.