Kristel is an accomplished, versatile and engaging violinist and singer-songwriter with an MMUS from Wits University
On the theatre stage she also performed a solo violin role for many Barnyard Theatre show productions
Kristel has also explored performances on-Screen . A highlight was performing in a Subaru car advert:
As a recording artist, Kristel was nominated for a SAMA award in 2010 for the release of
her classical video recording of a Grahamstown recital titled “The Sea in Spring”. The
video release was combined with a CD recording the same year. Other CD releases
include Burning Bridges (2008), Gloria: Christmas Carols for Violin and Guitar (2012), and Si Tu Savais 2016 also for Violin and Guitar
As a composer/singer-songwriter, she completed a full-length album of original her songs which was released in December 2014 by her band Cherry Pill. The duo were invited to perform at the Midem Festival in Cannes and the South By South West Festival in Austin TX.
Cherry Pill were featured in a Ford Commercial titled Ford Bands in Transit with her song ‘Silent Movie’ see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgrtiKP2ArY)
She performs in various Speciality Acts acts ranging from aerial performances, Red Carpet Violinist, The Bubble setting, to a show collaboration with a beat-boxer titled ‘Beauty and the Beat’.
ADDRESS: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa