An accomplished touring musician, composer, recording artist and music educator, Kirsten earned her MA in contemporary improvisation from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she was an active participant in the Community Outreach Programs and was awarded the Gunther Schuller Medal for “extraordinary contributions to the life of New England Conservatory.” A performer of double bass, banjo, viola de gamba and bass, Kristin has worked with ensembles such as Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band, Cold Chocolate, Mierlita, the Alfaia Quartet, Gil Scott-Heron’s Midnight Band, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, and Juventas New Music Ensemble. She has taught music to children in afterschool programs, camps, and in private lessons and is a frequent guest teaching artist at schools throughout Massachusetts, including at Horizons For Homeless Chldren through YAMA's Expanding Horizons Through Music program.
Kirsten Lamb is an award-winning double bassist, vocalist, and educator praised by the Huffington Post as a "brilliant young musician" and the Boston Globe for her "versatility and assurance." As a soloist, Kirsten performs original works for double bass and voice. She has debuted material at the Massachusetts State House and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and The Stone in New York City. Many prominent musicians have taken note of her unique music, including Elvis Costello who hailed her song "Mirror Child" as "wonderful, extraordinary, beautiful". Also a sought-after collaborator, Kirsten has performed with a wide variety of musicians in venues such as the Kennedy Center, National Sawdust, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, and the National Women's Music Festival. She has won awards alongside ensembles at the International Jewish Music Festival, the Boston Jewish Music Festival, and the M Prize Competition.
An avid educator, Kirsten is on the Double Bass Faculty for the Wellesley Public Schools and holds weekly teaching residencies at Horizons for Homeless Children and the Brookline Early Education Program. Additionally, she is a frequent guest teaching artist and workshop leader at universities and grade schools all over the Commonwealth.
Kirsten holds a Master of Music in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory, where she was awarded the Gunther Schuller Medal upon graduation for "extraordinary contributions" to the school. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Double Bass Performance and Ethnomusicology from Oberlin Conservatory.