Guest Artist: Kyle Price
Kyle Price, cellist of the Cavani String Quartet, and Founder of the Caroga Arts Collective (NY) is nationally recognized for his multifaceted musical career, innovative leadership style, and his advocacy for collaborative programming in the arts and humanities. Kyle’s recital appearances include universities around the U.S. and abroad, most recently, the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Honors and prizes include the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Schubert Club Competition, Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, Honorable Mention recipient in the 2017 Gershwin International Music Competition, and solo opportunities with LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra and Wisconsin Philharmonic. Kyle is also a founding member of the KASA Quartet, Grand Prize Winners of the 2017 Coltman Chamber Music Competition. Through his profound love for chamber music, Kyle has received opportunities to collaborate with members of the Cleveland, Jupiter, Emerson, Guarneri, St Lawrence, and Brentano String Quartets. He has performed at internationally renowned music festivals such as The Perlman Music Program, Banff School of the Arts, and has been featured as a guest artist on NPR’s From the Top!. Kyle completed his Masters and Doctorate of Music Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a full Fellowship Teaching Assistant under renowned pedagogue cellist and Feldenkrais practitioner, Uri Vardi. Kyle received his Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of cellist and former Cavani Quartet member, Merry Peckham.