The enchanting cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper has won widespread acclaim for her musical versatility, her virtuosity, her charismatic stage presence and her passionate intensity. Although well-known for traversing musical genres, she first established her career as a classical artist. Hailed by the New York Times as "sensational in concert" and as a "striking virtuoso" by the Los Angeles Times, Kristina has performed as a soloist and chamber musician on many of the world's most distinguished stages. She has been the featured soloist with such highly regarded orchestras as the Prague Chamber
Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony and the Osaka Symphony and has toured extensively with the Tokyo Yomiuri Orchestra. She is a frequent featured performer at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Jerusalem's Henry Crown Hall, Toronto's Roy Thompson Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Kioi Hall of Tokyo, Beethoven Hall in Stuttgart, Radio France in Paris, Stockholm Concert Hall, and the Fiesole Amphitheater.