Krissy Bergmark is a tabla player, percussionist, and composer in the Twin Cities. Bergmark has received commissions and grants through the Cedar Commissions, the Jerome Foundation, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and the Minnesota State Arts Board for her tabla studies and compositions for tabla, percussion, and strings. She was also a participant in the International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at Banff Center for Arts and Creativity in 2018, and Silkroad Ensemble’s Global Musician Workshop in 2016.
She performs with her world/jazz fusion percussion group Matra, folk/newgrass trio Sprig of That, experimental global folk trio Piciformes, modern flamenco guitarist Ben Abrahamson, and has played with the Pan-handlers Steel Band since 2014. Krissy is a 2010 graduate of Northern Illinois University and a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota. In her 11 years of playing tabla, she has studied with Pandit Yogesh Samsi, Robert Chappell, Dr. Allalaghatta Pavan, and Ty Burhoe. She is an Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Gustavus Adolphus College, and currently serves as the President for the Minnesota Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. Krissy endorses Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.