Kristin Wilkinson is a Nashville-based composer, arranger, and orchestrator. A top-call session viola player, Kristin has played on thousands of recordings, from Dolly Parton to Stevie Wonder, and has performed live on countless major awards shows, including the MTV Video Awards and Country Music Awards..
Lauded by the Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and many others, Kristin's creative perspective finds its roots in the country and classical music of her training, with a contemporary sound that's entirely her own.
Kristin works with clients who seek a unique sound and have a passion for collaboration. She deeply enjoys the journey of music crafting, and it begins with building a relationship with the client and their production team. Kristin provides a new perspective that challenges the status quo yet feels uniquely and deeply authentic to the artist.
When she's not in the studio or on the road with various artists, Kristin can be found tying her paddleboard to the top of her car and heading to the beach.
I'm inspired by the music of the American South that surrounds me. My music expresses that influence through the lens of my classical training.
I compose film scores, grant- funded commissions, and pieces that speak to me.
I help artists evoke a sound that's uniquely their own.
My orchestral arrangements and use of vocals and instruments are creatively tailored to each artist.
Now more than ever, experience the benefits of recording in a boutique, high-end studio environment. From vintage mics to top-notch processors, my studio combines flexibility, creativity, and high performance.
And the occasional visit by my collie, Homer.
I studied music theory at Stanford under John Chowning (think FM digital synthesis).
I have always loved creating sound as an extension of the palate that exists within acoustic instruments.
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gave me a nod in 2019.
THE GOLDEN GLOBES
dug our country twang in 2001 with a
"Best Score" nomination.
Excellence, excellence, excellence…that is the word that goes along with Kristin Wilkinson. We’ve collaborated on records, television shows, radio shows, live shows, and motion picture scores. She and her team are incomparable, pros who come in smiling, do their work quickly and at the end of the experience, leave you with timeless works of art.
I’ve known Kristin since her days in the 1970s as the fiddle player in an all-girl bluegrass band called The Buffalo Gals. It’s been so rewarding to watch her evolve from bluegrass festival and folk club girl into the Queen of the Nashville Sound.