About Cris Derksen
Cris Derksen is a rising star on the Canadian world/classical/folk/electronica scenes. The award-winning Aboriginal cellist is known for building layers of sound into captivating performances. Her music braids the traditional and contemporary in multiple dimensions, weaving her traditional classical training and her aboriginal ancestry with new school electronics, creating genre defying music.
Cris originally comes from Northern Alberta. There is a line of chiefs from North Tall Cree reserve on her father’s side and a line of strong Mennonite homesteaders on her mother’s side.