Hailing from Greenville, South Carolina, Barbara Kristine Kruta is a professional cellist,
arranger, composer, and music producer now living in Brooklyn, New York.
Both a committed studio artist and performer, Kristine has contributed to countless albums, film scores, and live performances since moving to New York in 2008. These include national broadcasts for America’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance, T-Mobile, GE, Switched at Birth, Jane by Design, MTV’s Top 100 Music Videos, and soundtracks for Sundance Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, First Run Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, and Brooklyn Film Fest. In 2016, Kruta composed original music for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, and has collaborated with several independent and commercial recording artists including the Eagles, Vince Gill, Metro Boomin, Vérité, Doe Paoro, Kaki King, Lauryn Hill, Casey Benjamin, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Aminé, Anderson .Paak, Shawn Mendes, K.Flay, De La Soul, Common, Estelle, BJ The Chicago Kid, Brandy Clark, Jacky Cheung, Rob Roth, hip-hop violinist Damien Escobar, OBERHOFER, The Wonder Years, Ace Enders, Violents & Monica Martin, Tim Kubart, Scott Bradlee, and more.
As a producer and orchestrator, Kristine founded Little Kruta - a multi-genre orchestra for contracting and recording. Little Kruta has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Saturday Night Live!, Brooklyn's Barclay's Center, Spotify’s RapCaviar Fest, and more. With a heavy focus on pop music, the Little Kruta team also produces both in-studio and live orchestral shows, each featuring a different vocal artist, bringing to life completely new renditions of said featured artists’s songs.
Recently, Kristine joined world-renowned rock group the Eagles as Principal Cellist for their 2018 US tour and will appear again at their 2019 Vegas residency ‘Live at MGMGrand Garden Arena’.
Kristine can also be heard on the new Broadway cast album of
JAGGED LITTLE PILL: The Musical featuring original music by Alanis Morrisette.