Music at Noon

Kris Palmer, wood & silver flute; Varya Milinder, piano
From Ancient to Modern

Flutist Kris Palmer is a second Prize winner in the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, a Carnegie Hall Recital Debut winner with Artists International, and a First Prize winner in the Carmel Chamber Music Society Competition. She earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts from Rice University.


Varya Milinder was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music majoring in Piano Performance. In addition, she also holds a Theater History Degree from St. Petersburg Theater Academy.

Kris and Varya have collaborated throughout the Bay Area for the past five years, and they bring a program spanning four centuries of music, including one of Handel’s beautiful flute sonatas and a world premiere by California composer Andre Gueziec.