Kyle P. Walker at SXSW in Austin

Esther's Follies, 525 E. 6th St., Austin, TX

Kyle P. Walker, a critically-acclaimed pianist with a passion for using music to address social issues, is on a mission to bridge traditional Western repertoire with the work of neglected composers from around the world. From his performances on The Green Space at WNYC and NPR's 1A to recitals at Carnegie Hall and The Apollo Theater, Walker's heartfelt tone and dedication to activism have made him a standout in the classical music world. As a member of the award-winning DARA + KYLE duo and The Harlem Chamber Players, as well as a founding member of The Dream Unfinished, Kyle uses his platform to bring attention to underrepresented composers and advocate for social justice. In addition to his touring and performing, Kyle is also a professor at NYU Steinhardt, where he shares his passion for music, activism, diversity, and inclusivity with the next generation of musicians. With over a decade of experience as a performer and educator, Kyle is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive classical music community.