Kimball Gallagher & Kaiyin Huang (USA)
Guest: Usman Anees (Pakistan)
In western classical music, the word Movement is referred to a part of a musical work that is self-contained. However, the work cannot be complete unless you put a few of them together. With their entrepreneurial spirit and humanitarian heart, American pianist Kimball Gallagher (founder of 88 International) together with Taiwanese pianist Kaiyin huang (director of Kairos Arts) have initiated projects in different parts of the world. In this event, they will share their experience through both words and musical notes, to show how the movements they have created have inspired social changes and transformed the lives of many.
The musical selections include: Piano Etudes by Chopin, Prelude by Elham, Children’s Games by Bizet, Jasmin by Jaloul, Taiwan Song Transcriptions by Kaiyin Huang, Jaunpuri by Michael Harrison and beyond.
About the Performers:
Kimball Gallagher (Pianist / Founder and Director of 88 International), 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 initiation of 88 International, an international organization initiating and executing projects across the globe.
Kaiyin Huang (Pianist / Founder and Director of Kairos Arts) serves as the artistic director of Kairos Arts. A graduate of The Juilliard School of Music (Bachelor’s), Yale School of Music (Master’s), and State University of New York, Stony Brook (DMA), Kaiyin was a recipient of the 2015 Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Taiwan. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, as well as across Asia and Europe.
In addition to her music profession, In 2012 Kaiyin published her first book, The Boiling Frogs, which is an exploration of global income inequality. Since 2013, Kaiyin has invested in various social and humanitarian musical projects in the Southeast Asian and North African regions. In 2014, Kaiyin co-founded the Myanmar Music Festival, which was honored by the participation of Lady Aung San Suu Kyi. The festival also collaborated with United Nations to celebrate its 70th anniversary the following year.
Usman Anees (Pianist/ Music Composer) started learning the piano at the age of 8 from his father Ijaz Anees. He gave his debut performance at the age of 12 at the Marriot Hotel. In subsequent years, he gave solo recitals at many different venues in Pakistan, including the Goethe Institut, the Alliance Francaise, and The Arts Council and has been invited to play for the consul generals of the British, German and Italian embassies. He has also appeared in duet concerts with distinguished international artists. He has appeared many times on national TV and reviewed in the newspaper by leading critics of Western Classical Music. His European debut took place in Berlin when he played at the prestigious Mendelssohn Remise to a standing ovation. In 2016, he did a studio recording of the complete 32 piano sonatas of Ludwig Van Beethoven.
Usman got his qualification from the Trinity College of Music by finishing his Fellowship degree there in the field of music composition. He has composed extensively for various mediums, ranging from solo piano music to symphonies and an opera. His works have been played by American and German artists in various countries.
Date: Saturday, 29th September 2018
Time: 07:30 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Ticket price: Rs. 800