2015 - On his second trip to Winfield and the Walnut Valley Festival, Tristan Clarridge took first place in the contest. In fact Tristan took first place in the very same contest back in 2004 which was his first time to the Winfield festival. This 29 year old musician hails from Kensington, CA. Tristan also teaches and does music camps and workshops all over the country. He started playing the fiddle at the tender age of two and it has paid off for him. Tristan also plays the cello, tenor guitar, and mandolin. He also does some singing. His most recent CD is entitled “The Bee Eaters: Odd Fellows Road”.
For his efforts Tristan selected the Master Art “Guarneri Ole Bull” Fiddle by Andrzej Swoetlinsky represented by the Beautiful Music Violin Shop of Lawrence, KS. He also won the 1st Place Trophy and a check for $275.