"In Paganini's Terzetto, Palmer took on the violin part with her flute. Considering Paganini’s tendency to push violin virtuosity for all it was worth, she did an excellent job in giving an effective account of the marks on the score pages.”
The Rehearsal Studio
Founder and Director of The Black Cedar Trio
Second Prize Winner, National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition
Solo Piccoloist with Golden Gate Park Band
Carnegie Hall Recital Debut Winner with Artists International
First Prize Winner, Carmel Chamber Music Society Competition
First Prize Winner, Houston's Ruth Burr Awards
Former Member, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque
“Kris Palmer performs with a wooden flute rather than the more common silver flute, producing a dark sound that blends well…Palmer plays the classics with authority, reflecting her studies in 18th century performance practice. She finds the character of each movement and presents it in an engaging manner.”
Performing Arts Monterey Bay
“Kris Palmer specializes in Baroque flute music and has written a highly specialized book on the subject. A wooden flute has a sound distinctly more mellow and less sparkling than a modern metal flute and in the hands of this highly accomplished performer it blends with the cello and guitar creating a unique blend of sonorities.”
Santa Cruz Sentinel
"Perhaps partly because she specializes in 18th-century music, Palmer plays on a wood flute with a silver mechanism. Her nuanced and thoughtful rendition of Bach’s C-Major Sonata demonstrated this expertise."
San Francisco Classical Voice
"Dr. Palmer's knowledge of early 18th century French agréments is comprehensive and refined; she exercised great taste and feeling in their use to celebrate the music as given. Palmer is clearly among the few current performers on any instrument to fully understand the nature of this music."
New York Concert Review
"Excellent...a confirmed concert artist of international stature."
Il Nuovo Pontino of Rome