Kristjon Imperio, Program Director

Kristjon Imperio is an experienced pianist, teacher, chamber musician and music administrator.

He currently performs extensively as a pianist, organist, and clinician throughout New England. A highly sought after coach and instructor, he has served as chamber ensemble clinician with the QX Summer Chamber Music Institute and festival chorus director at Thayer Performing Arts Center (South Lancaster), piano clinician with the Northern New England Music Clinic in Freeport, Maine for over a decade, and choral clinician with the Atlantic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Music Clinic in Hartford, Connecticut on multiple occasions.

As soloist, Kristjon has performed piano and harpsichord concerti of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms with the Atlantic Union College Symphony Orchestra, New England Youth Ensemble, and Southern Adventist University Symphony Orchestra. Chamber music being one of his greatest passions, he is also a founding member of the New England Piano Trio, Worcester-based Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble, and Imperio in Stereo, a piano duo he formed alongside his father in 2014.

Kristjon founded Bolton Philharmonic Society, Inc. in 2008 and served as artistic director of the organization’s four community choral and instrumental ensembles until his retirement in 2016. During his eight years with the Philharmonic, he managed and conducted over 30 performances of major works by Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Chopin, Dvorak, Vierne, Durufle, Vaughan Williams, Hindemith, Barber, and Rutter.

He has also held the position of program director for Thayer Performing Arts Center, managing the organization’s after-school music program and introducing a visual art curriculum to the program’s community offerings.

Kristjon currently serves as minister of music for the First Congregational Church of West Boylston, organist at the Atlantic Union College Church of Seventh-day Adventists (South Lancaster), and is on the faculty at Anna Maria College (Paxton). He also collaborates with A Worcester Schubertiade as accompanist and masterclass clinician.