Kristjon Imperio is an experienced pianist, organist, teacher, chamber musician, and music administrator.
He performs extensively as a collaborative pianist and organ recitalist throughout New England. A highly sought-after coach and instructor, he has served as a piano, choral, and chamber ensemble clinician for numerous institutions, including Fitchburg State University, Thayer Performing Arts Center, the QX Chamber Music Institute, and Atlantic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
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 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; and previously served as a collaborative pianist for the Anna Maria College’ Department of Music and Worcester State University’s Department of Visual & Performing Arts.
In addition to his administrative duties as director of programs & outreach for Pakachoag Music School, Kristjon serves as the school’s collaborative pianist and maintains an active piano and organ studio.