Kristina Yoder

Kristina Yoder joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's first violin section in 2008. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from Juilliard, and a certificate in performance from Northwestern University.

Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Yoder won the Grand Prize in the Naftzger Competition. She has performed as soloist with the Kansas City Symphony, as well as many other orchestras in the Kansas City area.

Yoder has participated in numerous summer music festivals. She received fellowships to study at the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival. As a chamber musician, she has performed in the Yellow Barn Music Festival. Her teachers have included Ronald Copes, Joel Smirnoff, Hyo Kang, Ben Sayevich, Kathy Haid and Almita Vamos.

Yoder enjoys teaching students of all ages.