Kimball Gallagher

Concert Pianist
Founder of 88 International  }
Through his 88 Concert Tour, which began after his Carnegie Hall Debut in 2008, and taking him through every continent on the planet, classical pianist Kimball Gallagher has touched the hearts of thousands of people with his extraordinary vision, music and playing. Coming full circle, the tour concluded this year at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, after over 300 concerts.

Critics have described him as a “dynamo,” “sunlit and rapturous” and “a lightning bolt” Kimball Gallagher’s sold-out 2008 debut at Carnegie Hall launched his international The 88- Concert 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.

Highlights of recent tour seasons have included Gallagher’s debuts at the Cairo Opera House, the National Recital Hall in Taipei, the United Nations in New York, and the World Bank, as well as in private homes and more exotic venues throughout Egypt, Myanmar, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Mongolia, Thailand, Fiji, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. The 88 Concert Tour concluded with a sold-out culmination recital by Gallagher at Zankel Hall Carnegie Hall on April 13, 2015, in New York City.

A prolific composer, Gallagher has written and debuted one prelude for each home concert on The 88 Concert Tour, which spells out the host’s name in a musical compositional system. He has composed for the King of Thailand, Aung San Suu Kyi, Uma Thurman, and countless Ambassadors and political figures around the world.

Widely regarded as a classical music advocate and an entrepreneur fiercely dedicated to humanitarian causes, Gallagher founded 88 International a non-profit organization to serve as an umbrella for the various creative partnerships and collaborations his concerts have inspired. Through these initiatives, Gallagher has helped to raise over $75,000 for 12 non-profit organizations, co-founded a classical music festival in the country of Myanmar, performed at countless venues in 15 trips to Tunisia, and over 60 rural-area schools in 15 trips to Taiwan.