21 ORTH Kyle

United States
age 26

New England Conservatory, Boston 2014–
Texas Christian University 2009–2013

Kyle Orth (born 6 December 1990) made his orchestral debut at the age of fifteen, and since then he has appeared as soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Oaxaca (Mexico), and many others. Orth holds over 25 first-place wins; triumphs include first place in the Dallas International Piano Competition and Lennox International Young Artists Competition. Kyle Orth is preparing his Doctorate of Musical Arts under Wha Kyung Byun at the New England Conservatory. He made his Bachelor of Music degree at Texas Christian University, with John Owings as his teacher.


First round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in A-flat major (WTK I)
RAUTAVAARA Etudes op. 42: Thirds, Sevenths, Tritones, Fourths, Seconds, Fifths (1969)
HAYDN Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI/32
LISZT Transcendental Etude no. 12 “Chasse-neige”
BARTÓK Etude op. 18/3
CHOPIN Etude in B minor op. 25/10

Second round

SAARIAHO Arabesques et adages
SIBELIUS Kyllikki op. 41 (3 lyrische Stücke)
BEETHOVEN Sonata no. 29 in B-flat major op. 106 “Hammerklavier”


DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet no. 2 op. 81
PROKOFJIEV Piano Concerto no. 2 op. 16