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Kimball Gallagher


Pianist Kimball Gallagher has risen to prominence as one of the most dynamic and multifaceted artists on the musical 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.

Hailed by critics, Gallagher’s sold-out 2008 debut at Carnegie Hall launched his international 88-Concert Tour, which seeks to revive salon culture through 88 performances in a variety of intimate venues.  This unique four-year tour continues to gain momentum with performances in private homes throughout the United States, and distinguished venues all over the world, including the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, the United Nations, and venues in Tunisia, Shanghai, Taipei, Mongolia, Hanoi, Bangkok, France, Germany, Italy, and Turkey. 

Each private home concert creates an unparalleled forum for dialogue between artist and listener, inviting audiences into a unique live  performance experience.  Gallagher’s audiences experience intimacy with music’s beauty, emotion and inspiration, surrounded by the warmth and familiarity of friends, family, and colleagues.  As a gift, each concert host receives a personalized piano work written for them using a compositional system to spell out musical notes to match their name; the world-premiere is given in their home. This tour will culminate in a 2013 Celebration Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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, is a mainstay of his musical development. A resident of New York City, he enjoys composing, writing, and exploring various musical genres.  Please go to and for more information.

Watch Past Performances

Video 1/8/2012: Nidhal Jebali and Kimball Gallagher

Rising-star Tunisian violinist Jebali and American pianist Gallagher play a program featuring their own original compositions, as well as works by Franck, Paganini, and Jaloul Ayad, the Tunisian Minister of Finance, in commemoration of the one year anniversary of the Tunisian revolution.

Kimball Gallagher