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Kayden Kelly studies piano with 1993 Cliburn Finalist Fabio Bidini at the Music Academy of The Colburn School; gave his recital debut at the National Theater of Costa Rica in 2018 and his orchestra debut in Italy three years later; and has given more than 20 public performances in the last seven years. The Santa Fe native currently attends the Albuquerque Academy, where is he is on the swim team and in the engineering club. And, when he was 11 years old, received an award for his musical talent and dedication from the Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Kayden recently appeared on NPR’s From the Top.