KIMBALL GALLAGHER has risen to prominence as one of the most dynamic and multifaceted pianists on the stage today. His sensitive insights at the keyboard, coupled with his singular entrepreneurial sensibilities, have enabled him to explore a broad scope of creative endeavors.
Critics have described him as a “dynamo,” “sunlit and rapturous” and “a lightning bolt” Gallagher’s sold-out 2008 debut at Carnegie Hall launched his international The 88- Concert Tour, a tour reviving the salon culture through a series of 300+ performances in a variety of non-traditional venues. Gallagher has blazed a trail across the 7 continents, appearing in 30 countries, and has performed in distinguished venues and intimate gatherings all over the world, from the Kennedy Center to Kabul, Bombay to Boulder, Chicago to Shanghai, and Tuscany to Tunisia. The 88 Concert Tour concluded with a culmination recital by Gallagher at Carnegie Hall in 2015, in New York City, leading to the initiation of 88 International, an international organization initiating and executing projects across the globe.
His upcoming recordings of standard repertoire include the complete Chopin Etudes, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, a CD of Liszt including his epic Sonata in B Minor. Additionally, he has recorded 88 of his own Preludes each one dedicated to a different person he met on his 88-Concert-Tour.
A native of Boston, Kimball Gallagher earned his undergraduate degree at Rice University in the studio of Jeanne Kierman-Fischer, and his Master of Music degree as a pupil of Robert McDonald at The Juilliard School. His life-long mentor, pianist Joseph Smith was a mainstay of his musical development along with teachers David Dubal, Jerome Lowenthal, and Seymour Bernstein.