Violinist Kristi Seehafer joined the Nashville Symphony in 1991. A native of Wausau, Wisconsin, where she played piano in her brother's polka band in high school, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She began her studies as a voice major, sang in the Concordia Choir under Paul J. Christiansen, and later switched her focus to the violin. Kristi earned her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she studied violin with Myron Kartman and Blair Milton, and orchestral repertoire with Victor Yampolsky.
Previously, Kristi has performed with the Knoxville Symphony and the Fargo-Moorhead Civic Symphony and Opera Company. An avid traveler, she has also performed with orchestras in Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Spain, Slovenia and Austria. When she's not practicing or fixing up her house, she enjoys gardening, hiking, swimming, bicycling and rollerblading. An avid distance runner and triathlete, she is a proud member of the Nashville Symphony Legacy Society and the Hadassah Legacy Society.