AK performs with an eclectic array of ensembles, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, and Victoria’s Aventa Ensemble, among others, with concerts across the globe. She is a long-time member of Standing Wave, one of Canada’s premiere contemporary chamber music ensembles, with whom she has released three recordings, including the recent, award- winning New Wave. AK is also a founding member of both the AdMare Wind Quintet and Cascadia Reed Quintet, and has enjoyed many musical adventures, from Couperin to cutting-edge, with both groups.
During the Pandemic, she has been busy making a wide variety of recordings and is looking forward to a number of new releases in the months to come. On the video front, she is thrilled to have been a part of Antarctica: Life Emerging, and to have been able to contribute a solo work (Leaning) to the Canadian Music Centre BC Chapter’s Unaccompanied video series in July 2021, currently viewable on their website.
AK holds a BMus from UBC and an MMus from Northwestern University, Chicago. She is a respected adjudicator and clinician and is proud to have many award-winning private students, a number of whom currently hold professional orchestral positions.