Welcome to my official website! Whether you’re here because you know me personally, or because you’ve heard me perform, or because I just happened to show up on a Google search, shalom!
As a classical pianist and composer, I feel that music is one of the greatest methods of communication on the planet. I believe that G-d has established music as a universal language. Take Beethoven, for example: his music is heard across the globe; yet the beauty of his works is understood by people regardless of the language they speak or the culture they embody.
Sharing music with others is my passion. Though I enjoy my instrument immensely, I don’t just play for myself. I play the piano to bless others. I want my music to be an emotionally moving force that resounds with my audience. When I’ve finished performing a Haydn sonata, a Liszt etude, or a Prokofiev concerto, I want people to walk away saying, “Isn’t classical music great?” If I can reach out to just one person through my performance, then the entire experience is worth it. What is music about, but inspiring lives and touching hearts?
My desire is to capture the beauty of a composer’s work and communicate his intentions with my audience. When people speak to me after one of my performances, telling me how it touched them, I realize I have achieved my goal. I have successfully expressed the message of the masters in a way that is meaningful to my listeners.
When it comes to composition, I want to create music that will sooth the spirit, encourage the downcast, and strengthen the strong. When I write a piece that brings tears to somebody’s eyes, or gives someone else tingles up and down his/her spine, I think: This is what it’s all about. Music is not something that was meant to be hoarded and kept to oneself. Music is a gift that must be continually given away.
I hope you find my music inspiring.
Thanks for visiting!
- Kyle Orth