Mrs. Kristiana Henderson

Violin, Viola Teacher

Kristiana Henderson

SAA Member


Farmington, UT
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The energy and passion of Kristiana Sandberg’s music-making has led to orchestra positions and solo performances on a national level.  She has played with the New World Symphony, Utah Symphony, Ballet West orchestra, been assistant concertmaster in the South Dakota Symphony and concertmaster of Utah Philharmonia and Augustana College Orchestra.  As a winner of concerto competitions she has performed Bruch’s First Violin Concerto and the Sibelius Concerto with orchestra accompaniement. She was also a guest solo recitalist for the Grand Teton Music School in Wyoming.

In Salt Lake City, Kristiana performs regularly with the Utah Symphony, Ballet West Orchestra, Kurt Bestor, the Trans Siberian Orchestra, does movie recordings for LA East and works on other CD projects, and enjoys an active freelance career.  She holds a Masters of Music degree in violin performance from Rice University and a Bachelors of Music degree with a major in violin performance and minor in psychology from the University of Utah. 

Kristiana enjoys exploring the versatility of music through teaching.  She has maintained a private studio for the past fifteen years.  Kristiana loves teaching students of all ages and levels and enjoys seeing each individual student develop their own skill and musical personality. She enjoys life as a professional performing musician and encourages her students to achieve their maximum potential regardless of how far they decide to ultimately take their musical talent. She is a member of the Suzuki Association of Utah and the Suzuki Association of the Americas and has completed professional training.

Music has always been in Kristiana’s life.  She began studying violin at the age of 4 and won second place in the elementary division of the Utah State Fair Competition.  She has spent her summers studying at National Orchestral Institute, Music in the Mountains, Intermountain Suzuki String Institute and Marrowstone Music Festival.  Her main teachers are Sergiu Luca, Gerald Elias, Geof Applegate, and Deborah Moench.  She’s had the privilege to work with other musicians like Gil Shaham, Anne Akiko Meyers, Elizabeth Atkins, Paul Roby, Angela Fuller and Alexandra Adkins.