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Kimball Gallagher, pianist
Tammy Lum
Kimball Gallagher's "dramatic and poetic piano playing rings deep and true" in the words of David Dubal, author of The Art of the Piano. Praised by the New York Times for a performance at Tanglewood which "deftly balanced the influences of the Chinese folk song and Western modernity in Bright Sheng's 'My Song.'"(August 18, 2004) Mr. Gallagher has received top prizes at the Corpus Christi International Piano Competition and at the San Antonio Tuesday Musical Club competition and was a finalist in the Washington International Competition. In 2001, Mr. Gallagher performed Bartok's 3rd Piano Concerto with the Shepherd School Symphony in Houston. In New York City, Mr. Gallagher has appeared in Alice Tully Hall, Paul Hall, and Morse Hall at the Juilliard School, as well as the Kosciusko Foundation and Faust Harrison Pianos. Gallagher has performed in Poland, Prague, and Lisbon, and has gone on an ethnomusicalogical expedition in Panama.

In addition to performing in conventional venues, Mr. Gallagher has played numerous concerts in private homes throughout the United States in emulation of the salons of the romantic era, including trips to California, Illinois, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. He is the founder of PIANOKEY, a grassroots classical music effort developing a nationwide organization of homes that will host home salon concerts. Please go to for more info.
He recently purchased his first piano with the help of 54 donors by dividing its cost by 88 and asking for donations on a key-by-key basis. He recently founded and now co-directs the VIM: TRIBECA music series at the Gallerie Icosahedron in Tribeca. Please go to: for more info.

Gallagher has a special interest in songs. He frequently collaborates with singers in Art Song recitals, recently participated in New Triad Foundation for the Collabrative Arts workshop and is a devoted song composer in popular and classical genres.

Mr. Gallagher maintains a studio of private piano students in New York City and is the co-founder of Vista Music, an organization dedicated to expanding the awareness and appreciation of music as a performing art for young pianists through lessons, performances, and classes.

Mr. Gallagher has studied with Jerome Lowenthal, Lev Natochenny, Joseph Smith, Robert McDonald, Jeanne Kierman Fischer, and Jonathan Bass. Mr. Gallagher is a graduate of Rice University and the Juilliard School. He resides in New York City.

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