Kristen Monnik is a classically-trained, yet versatile violinist who specializes in a wide variety of genres including classical, rock, tango, and pop. In addition to acoustic violin, she also performs frequently as an electric violinist, with electronic backing tracks, creating an energetic and captivating performance. Originally from New Orleans, she has performed for hundreds of weddings, and was the principal violinist for the French Quarter Wedding Chapel for over 5 years. She has also served as concertmaster for three orchestras in the New Orleans area. Kristen has performed on stages across the country, from House of Blues New Orleans to Carnegie Hall in New York City. 

Kristen holds a bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from Loyola University New Orleans, and a master's degree in Music Education from Boston University.