Beginning at age 6, Krystyna began her musical journey with classical piano lessons. By the 5th grade, she was studying both piano and trumpet and singing in the choir. Despite her young age, she knew then that music was going to be her life's passion. Throughout junior and high school, Krystyna explored modern, jazz, big band and classical music. 
She attended St.Olaf college to pursue classical trumpet. She moved back to the piano, learned the harpsichord, then finished college with a degree in organ. Krystyna found her voice again along the way. Her voice instructor convinced her that she wasn't just an instrumentalist, but that she was also a vocalist. The rediscovery of her voice was life changing. There were 2 more years of graduate school, and during her 10 years of playing professionally, she began writing her own music outside of  "work". Moving from working with bands and collaborating with other artists and musicians, she has finally emerged as a solo performer.
Her musical tastes range from industrial to ethereal soundscapes. Artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Thelonius Monk, Dave Brubeck, Cocteau Twins, Skinny Puppy, Peter Gabriel, and This Mortal Coil are a few of her vast interests in music for the mind, body, and soul.


Krystyna's Website
A few mp3s can be found here.