Kyle Nash-Baker – pianoFranz Schubert
Impromptu in B flat major, D935 No 3Robert Schumann
Kreisleriana, Op 16
1. Äußerst bewegt (extremely animated)
2. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch (very inwardly and not too quickly)
3. Sehr aufgeregt (very agitated)
4. Sehr langsam (very slowly)
5. Sehr lebhaft (very lively)
6. Sehr langsam (very slowly)
7. Sehr rasch (very fast)
8. Schnell und spielend (fast and playful)
Kyle Nash-Baker (b.1994) is a pianist/composer from Birmingham, based in London. He first started to teach himself to play piano aged 12 and began to write compositions after the colours he saw whilst playing them – a condition known as Synaesthesia. At the age of 15 Kyle’s composition ‘Red’ reached number 1 in the classical Itunes download charts and held this position for over 3 weeks. After hearing his music, the late Vivienne Westwood asked him to write a suite of works to perform at her fashion show in Paris Fashion Week.
During 2013 Kyle performed in Budapest, in Switzerland and was featured in the Cartagena Festival in Colombia with the violinist Geza Hosszu-Legocky and his string ensemble, sharing concerts with such artists as Sergei Babayan and the Borodin Quartet.
Kyle was awarded 1st Prize at the Trinity Laban Soloist Competition 2022, 1st Prize in the Stratford and East London Piano Competition including the Felix Marr prize, and 2nd prize in the Christopher Duke International Piano Competition. He has been a finalist in the Alfred Kitchin Schumann Competition, the John Longmire Beethoven Competition, the Glass Sellers Beethoven Competition and the Guildhall Romantic Prize. He has been a semi-finalist in the Tunbridge Wells International Competition for Young Artists, and at The Livorno International Piano Competition.
Kyle was a Leverhulme Trust Scholar at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he completed his Master’s Degree studying with Charles Owen. He now studies at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Sergio De Simone and Mikhail Kazakevich as a Gladys Bratton Scholar.
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