Xaman Kryger, Concertmaster

Author: Mark Elfont

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Xaman Kryger is a Los Angeles based violinist who performs regularly as a chamber and orchestral musician. Xaman became infatuated with the violin at an early age when she saw a performance at the Del Mar Fair. After begging her parents for a year, they finally gave in and 20 years later she has loved every second of it. Born in Mexico, she grew up in the San Diego area fully submerged in Mexican culture. It was through Ballet Folklorico that she discovered her love for the music she was dancing to, prompting her to join the youth Mariachi group, Mariachi Juvenil mi México. The professional Mariachi group has performed in many different venues such as weddings, quinceañeras, parties, opening for the world-renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, and appearing on news channels, such as UniVision. She was also a member of the San Diego Youth Orchestra before moving to the Santa Clarita Valley in 2007. Shortly after, she joined the Symphony of the Canyons at COC and was Concertmaster for 10 of the last 12 years. Her passion for music and giving back to the community runs deep, as she is currently the Strings Coach for the Intermediate Orchestra of the SCVYO, a coach for a Chamber Group, and Concertmaster for Novae Sinfonia. Xaman also freelances in the greater Los Angeles area. maintaining her private studio and performing with symphony orchestras and other ensembles.