Internationally acclaimed pianist Kyle Orth has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the Dallas, Fort Worth, Israel, Oaxaca, Minnesota, and Missouri Symphony Orchestras, performing under the batons of Jaap van Zweden, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and other renowned conductors. His performances have been hailed as “spine-tingling” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and “breathtaking” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Most recently, Mr. Orth presented Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto with Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra on their subscription series, a performance which the Star Tribune described as being “thrillingly visceral.”
Mr. Orth has won prizes in several competitions, among them the Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist, Dallas International Piano, Corpus Christi International Piano, and Wideman International Piano Competitions, among others. Festival participation includes the Perlman Music Program, Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Prades Festival-Academie in France. Additionally, Mr. Orth was a founding member of the Caspian Quartet, a competitively selected honors ensemble at the New England Conservatory.
Born in Fountain Valley, California and raised in Richardson, Texas, Mr. Orth studied through high school with Marcy and Alex McDonald. He completed his undergraduate degree at TCU, and received his graduate degree from the New England Conservatory, where he continues his performance studies in the highly selective DMA program. At NEC, he was awarded the Presser Foundation Graduate Music Award in 2018 and a Presidential Scholarship from 2016–2018; he also won the piano department concerto competition and performed Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto in Jordan Hall.