KYLE P. WALKER, Pianist
A strong advocate for social equality, pianist Kyle P. Walker believes music can speak to social issues better than verbal language can, the understanding of which he brings to both traditional Western repertoire and that of the living world-wide composers with whom he collaborates.
Mr. Walker performs with the group Sanctuary Project NYC. The ensemble composed of classically trained musicians and dancers, creates original productions through a collaborative rehearsal process, centered around structured improvisation.
As an advocate of social justice Mr. Walker is a founding member and chamber music producer of The Dream Unfinished, an activist orchestra which supports NYC-based civil rights and community organizations through concerts and presentations.
His performances have been featured on media broadcasts including WQXRs Mcgraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase, NPRs Public Radio East and UNC-TV. Recently, he made his solo debut at New Yorks Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, performed the Schumann piano concerto with the East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra, and presented solo and chamber music performances at Steinway Hall NYC, The Great Hall at Cooper Union, The House of the Redeemer, Birmingham Jefferson Concert Hall in Alabama, Tishman Auditorium, National Opera America, Lincoln Centers Metropolitan Opera, and the innovative music and multimedia venue Spectrum NYC. His festival performances include the Colour of Music Festival, SC, Tibor Varga Music Festival, Switzerland, The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, NC, The Ferrara Chamber Music Festival, VA, Enso Chamber Music Festival, CT, the Beethoven Institute, NYC, and PianoFest in the Hamptons, NY.
In 2013, Mr. Walker was awarded the 1st prize of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. He has also taken 1st prize in The National Talent Hunt of Omega Psi Phi, and the Greensboro Music Teachers Association Young Artist competitions.
He is a frequent collaborator in new music performance projects with living composers such as John Link, Courtney Bryan, Brian Erickson, Matthew Lyon Hazzard, and Joan Szymko, whose work he premiered at the American Choral Directors Association in Memphis TN. A dedicated teacher, Walker maintains a private teaching studio and is on the faculty of the Fort Lee School of Music.
Kyle Walker received his Master of Music degree from Mannes School of Music at the New School, under the tutelage of Thomas Sauer. He holds a bachelors degree from East Carolina University in addition to a special degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He has studied with Benjamin Hochman, Keiko Sekino, Henry Doskey, and Clifton Matthews. Mr. Walker has received generous support from the Peter M. Gross Fund.
For more information, go to www.kylewalkerpiano.com and follow him in Instagram @klassicalkyle.
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