"Kristan Toczko, a Canadian harpist, was praised by the gaming community after Reddit went wild for her rendition of the Halo video game’s theme song."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
New York City, NY
"The harp part [of the Five Canticles of Benjamin Britten], as was customary for Britten, was written for Osian Ellis, and here executed by Toczko with the broad variety of tone needed to create a coherent depiction of the most complicated symbolic poem in the entire set."
"The evening was entitled The Gracious Harp and indeed harpist Kristan Toczko was central to everything excellent in this evening's performance. Her accompaniment to Leungen’s O Magnum Mysterium was truly remarkable and her own shining solo moment, Meditation from Jules Massenet's Opera Thaïs, kept the entire house in a state of suspended bliss from the first note."
“Reliable, precise but expressive, respectfully professional,
hungry for perfection.”
Music Director of Yale Philharmonia
THE CALGARY HERALD
“Kristan wowed the audience with a scintillating and confident performance of Michael Conway Baker's Harp Concerto at the 11th World Harp Congress in Vancouver, having had only six weeks to learn it and memorize it! She is a really engaging performer whose obvious love for music shines through to the audience.”
ELIZABETH VOLPE BLIGH
Principal Harpist of Vancouver Symphony
"Toczko’s mesmerizing performances have now broken the boundaries of TikTok, inviting a wider audience to lap up her unforgettable skill."
“Ms. Toczko is a remarkable Young artist who always delivers. She is the kind of player who becomes one with her instrument, expressively transmitting its every color.”
Principal Harpist of Philadelphia Orchestra