Trista S. Darrington
Trista started playing the violin when she was three years old with Andrew Pudewa, Shinichi Suzuki’s student, and she received her degree in violin performance in May 2014. Trista is currently a member of The Orchestra at Temple Square performing regularly with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. In addition to performing, Trista is a passionate violin and orchestra teacher. She has taught private violin lessons since 2005, and she taught fourth and fifth grade orchestra in the Logan, UT area through Mountain West String Academy.
She has studied with many of the best teachers in the states of Utah and Idaho including: BYU-Idaho professor and performer, Emma Rubenstein, Fry Street Quartet’s, Rebecca McFaul at Utah State University, Dr. Donna Fairbanks at Utah Valley University, and David Park of University of Utah.
Trista has participated in many different chamber groups including the Teton Chamber Orchestra, the Yellowstone Chamber Orchestra, Utah State University Symphony, Utah Valley Symphony, and served as concertmistress for the Utah Valley University Symphony. She was also awarded the Performing Arts Student of the Year in 2014, and soloed with the Utah Valley University Symphony on Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole. Besides music she is readily involved with her church, family, friends, and the outdoors.