Kristine Kruta is a studio manager and a professional cellist in New York City. A native of South Carolina and a graduate from New York University's Steinhardt School, Kristine has played in countless live shows around the city with several bands and string ensembles. In addition, she has played on nationally broadcasted tracks for film, TV and radio that include So You Think You Can Dance, T-Mobile, GE, Switched at Birth, Jane by Design and MTV's Top 100 Music Video (2009). While her discography includes a long eclectic list of independent and commercial artists, she has most recently been credited with OBERHOFER's latest release Time Capsule II (Glassnote Records) and The Sugar Hill Gang documentary I Want My Name Back (Sugar Hill Records). Kristine is also a skilled musical arranger, arranging strings for everything from folk and rock to hip-hop, the latter being her forte.
While pursuing a career as a professional cellist, Kristine landed a gig working with renowned veteran producer J. Chris Griffin who soon after made her his Studio Manager. She now runs J. Chris Griffin Productions, handling everything from PR and Marketing to Client Relations while managing all of the administrative duties and artist contracting.
New York University (New York, NY)