Kristine Dizon (born 1988) is an international artist and teacher who has performed in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. An passionate music educator, she has taught clarinet masterclasses in Armenia, Cyprus, Thailand, Perú, and Poland. Kristine has been a part of several socio-cultural and educational projects that include the Philharmonie de Paris-Project DEMOS, Conservatoire de Montargis (Orchestre á l'école) and the Minnesota Project Opera. She has premiered works by Agnieszka Zdrojek-Suchodolska, Nicolas Bacri, Kryštof Maratka, and Reinaldo Moya. In 2017, she guest taught at the VI Taller para Jóvenes Clarinetistas organized by Clariperu, served as part of the international jury for the V Concurso de Bandas Escolares 2016 where she held a residency with PeruBandas and taught clarinet masterclasses in Cusco and Lima, Peru.
An accomplished researcher, Kristine’s article, “The Clarinet Compositions of Nicolas Bacri” will be published in the Clarinet Journal that provides an exclusive interview with the French composer about his clarinet compositions. Her research, “Croatian Clarinet Concertos: The Cultivation of Traditions after 1952” was accepted for the International Clarinet Association Research Competition in Orlando, Florida in 2017 and was published in the Clarinet and Saxophone. A revised edition was later published in 2018. In 2014, she was also a semi-finalist for the ICA Research Competition in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for her research on “The Chronological Clarinet: Musical Identities of Widor, Milhaud, Smith, and Mandat”.
Kristine recently performed as a soloist with the Komitas State Conservatory Orchestra, and as a recitalist at the Gran Canaria International Clarinet Festival, Music Academy of Krakow, Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, and Urban Music Boxes. She had several performances at ClarinetFest 2018 in Oostende, Belgium with Barbara Borowicz, Cyprus Clarinet Choir, and the Canarian Clarinet Camerata with Radovan Cavallin. Other notable performances include the VII Congreso Nacional de Clarinete in Madrid, Spain and the ClarinetFest 2017 in Orlando, Florida. As a chamber musician, she has performed with Adagio Trio, comprised of soprano, clarinet, and piano. She has performed at the Vandoren Ensemble Festival and toured with the Grand Symphonic Winds in China, performing at the National Centre of the Performing Arts in Beijing and the Shanghai World Expo. Ms. Dizon was guest conductor of the Orquesta de Camara de La Palma, Orquesta Sinfoncia de Las Palmas, and the CRC Montargis Orchestre á l'école. Previously, Kristine was the Assistant Conductor for the Minnesota Project Opera assisting in the premiere of Reinaldo Moya’s Memory Boy and Assistant Conductor for the Minnesota Youth Symphonies for the 2015-2016 season. Kristine has led the Escola Superior de Música Artes e Espectáculo, Richfield Symphonic Band, MYS Philharmonic Orchestra, Concordia University – St. Paul Concert Band, União Filarmónica do Troviscal, and the Southern Illinois University Symphonic Band.
Ms. Dizon is a recipient of the Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia grant for the International Doctoral Program of Cultural Studies at the Universidade de Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon for her research “Remaking: The Reshaping of Sound in Portuguese Musical Comedies”. She was awarded the J. William Fulbright/Camões Institute Scholarship to study clarinet and orchestral conducting at the Escola Superior de Música Artes e Espectáculo with António Saiote. Ms. Dizon received a Master’s degree in Clarinet Performance at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and degrees in European History and Music at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Currently, Kristine is in her final year of the “cours de perfectionnement” at the Conservatoire de Versailles with Philippe Cuper and a scholarship recipient to study orchestral conducting at L’école Normale de Musique - Alfred Cortot with Dominique Rouits and Julien Masmondet.
Kristine Dizon is the Co-Founder, Programming Director, and Resident Conductor of the Gran Canaria International Clarinet Festival. She was also one of the co-founders of the American Single Reed Summit and serves as the Coordinator of the International Clarinet Competition. Kristine performs exclusively on F.A. Uebel Clarinets, Silverstein Works, and Barkley Brazil Mouthpieces.