Kristy Tucker, a Winnipeg native, joined the Winnipeg Symphony as second bassoonist in 2019. Prior to joining the WSO, she performed as a guest musician with numerous ensembles including the New World Symphony, Orchestre Classique de Montréal, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Her summer festival appearances include the Young Artists Program at the National Arts Centre, the National Academy Orchestra, the Norfolk Chamber Festival, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
Kristy has performed nationally and abroad, including at Carnegie Hall as a part of the Yale in New York Chamber Series, on tour to South Korea with the Orford Festival Orchestra, and two cross Canada tours with NYO Canada. In 2018, Kristy was named by CBC as one of the “Hot 30 Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30”.
Also a passionate teacher, Kristy was a teaching artist with the Waterbury Symphony in Connecticut during her studies, as well as an undergraduate lessons instructor at Yale University, where she completed her Master of Musical Arts degree in 2019. Her primary teachers were Frank Morelli, Stéphane Lévesque, and Allen Harrington. When not playing music, Kristy enjoys making and consuming her favourite food, chocolate mousse, while perusing other waistline unfriendly recipes.