"I was so inspired by their skill, and knowledge; the passion and beauty that brought their music to life."
Wind & Steel
With their unique blend of contemporary and classical styles, Wind & Steel presents an innovative and eclectic collection of music. Most of their repertoire consists of original arrangements for flute and guitar, ranging from classical and film music, to pop and rock.
Kristin Paxinos is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Music and did her graduate work at DePaul University. She has appeared as a soloist and orchestral musician throughout the United States, performing in such legendary venues as Lincoln Center, Chicago’s Symphony Center, and Carnegie Hall. Paxinos’s extensive training and performing experience enables her to bring classical skills and styles to the duo’s contemporary selections, giving them fresh and interesting perspectives.
Ben Westfall, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - CCM - has a diverse musical background and is proficient in all types of guitar music– classical, jazz, Latin, and popular American styles. Westfall received his degree in classical guitar performance. However, he displays those classical techniques on an amplified steel string guitar instead of the traditional nylon string guitar.
Wind & Steel's broad range and innovative musical choices combine to create exciting and unconventional concert experiences.