Chaski [CHAH-ski] means “messenger” in the Incan language of Quechua [KECH-wah]. In the spirit of this Andean traveler, Chaski bring to its audiences classical, Celtic, and Latin American folk music featuring all kinds of flutes and harps. Based in Austin, Texas, Chaski has performed together since 1985 and has toured the United States, Costa Rica, Venezuela, England, and Scotland. Chaski founders, Adrienne Inglis and Shana Norton, began performing classical flute and harp music in 1985. Adrienne Inglis currently teaches flute at Southwestern University and has freelanced extensively as a performing and recording artist in Central Texas for many years. She serves as principal flute of the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra. She recorded on the SpyKids 2, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, and The Children's War film soundtracks playing as many as twelve different flutes.
Shana Norton plays principal harp with the Mid-Texas Symphony and the Symphony of the Hills. Ms. Norton has performed with the San Antonio Symphony, the Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra, the Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra and the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of the Bouldin Creek Bobkat Band and the bluegrass/western swing group, Diminished 7.
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