Beth Quist is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and
composer, who began playing piano at age 2. She was lead soprano and instrumentalist for the creation band in Cirque du Soleil's "KA",
and currently performs solo, with Sherefé which specializes in Balkan and Middle Eastern music. She has sung & toured with Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra
since 1997, and appears on his albums "Circlesongs", "Mouth Music", and "VOCAbuLarieS". Beth has also composed over 50 scores
for dance, theater, television, & film, including musical contributions to the Emmy nominated documentary "The Two Escobars".
Her early musical influences were "Batman," "Star Trek," and "Dr. Zhivago." "I'm a Little Leopard Prowling Around
in Sneakers" was her first musical composition at age 8.
She has a 4-octave soprano voice, and plays piano, keyboards, santour
(hammered dulcimer), dumbek, daff, guitar, flute, and various other toys that she can get her hands on. Her music combines
influences from the Balkans, the Middle East, and India with her Western upbringing.