Scott Krijnen

Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Scott Krijnen was raised in an environment of music,
conducting and education. It is with great joy that he gets to continue to grow in these
areas everyday in his career and personal life. A recipient of a Master’s Degree in Cello
Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, he is a frequent performer
as a chamber musician, with concerts throughout the Bay Area, as well as Europe,
Taiwan and Korea, and as an orchestral player, including as a member of the Silicon
Valley Symphony and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. Scott has appeared as a
soloist with the Spokane Symphony, the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Silicon Valley
Symphony, the Winchester Orchestra, the Silicon Valley Philharmonic and the Coeur
d’Alene Symphony. As a conductor, he is sought after throughout the Bay Area, currently
leading the Cambrian Symphony, appearing as a recurring guest conductor with the Palo
Alto Chamber Orchestra, in his 5th year as Orchestra Director of the “Summer in the City”
festival at San Jose State University and his 5th
year as Musical Director of San Jose
Dance Theater. As an educator, Scott currently teaches over 550 students through 9
orchestras at Castillero and Redwood Middle Schools, winning teacher of the year
recognition in 2011. In 2016, Scott was recognized as the Richard Levin Orchestra
Director of the Year for California and received the Comcast Sports Net Bay Area
All-Star Teacher Award bringing $20,000 to Castillero. In January, Scott was presented
the CMEA Bay Section Outstanding Educator Award for 2017. Mr. Krijnen has
conducted at Saratoga High School, led sectionals at SJSU, and has coached and
presented with Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra for the last 14 years. Most recently, he has
been asked to present at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of
Texas and San Jose State University as well as conducted the Central Coast Honor
Orchestra and adjudicated CMEA festivals in Fresno. Scott is happily married to his wife
of 13 years, Aryn, and is the father of two beautiful children who get to grow up in the
same wonderful world of music as their father.
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