Luckily, we didn’t have to make a deal with the devil to get this guest!

Kristofer Maddigan is a percussionist, drummer, BAFTA award winning and Juno nominated composer based in Toronto, Canada. Principal percussionist of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra (of which he has been a member since 2010), Kris also performs regularly with a wide range of groups including The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The National Arts Center Orchestra, The Hannaford Street Silver Band, The Esprit Orchestra, The Toronto Concert Orchestra, The Thunder-Bay Symphony, A Fantastica Batteria, and the Devah Quartet. Kris also works with numerous jazz, theatre and new music groups around the city.

Kris received his Artist’s Diploma in percussion from the prestigious Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2009, where he studied with Toronto Symphony members John Rudolph and David Kent. Kris has also pursued private study with such prestigious artists as Jim Blackley, Terry Clarke, as well as many others both in Canada and Internationally.

As a composer, Kris contributed music for the ‘My Virtual Dream’ project which premiered at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche in 2013, and composed the soundtrack for the award winning video game ‘Cuphead‘, released to widespread acclaim on X-Box One, Windows 10 and Steam in 2017.

In the spring of 2018 Kris was honoured to receive the Toronto Musicians’ Association ‘Musician of the Year’ award.