Kit Armstrong

Pianist Kit Armstrong has performed highly successfully  and a total of three times in 2009 and 2010, in the C. Bechstein concert series. Moreover, he tested in Berlin the C. Bechstein grand piano, which once had belonged to Franz Liszt.

Kit Armstrong, born 1992, is a remarkable pianist and composer who further exhibits exceptional talents in mathematics, natural science and languages. At the age of 5 he began to study piano and composition and was at 7 the youngest student who ever was accepted at the Chapman University of California on scholarship. Later, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music as well as the Imperial College in London and further received instruction from Alfred Brendel. Since his concert debut at the age of 8, Kit Armstrong has given numerous concerts. In 2009, he played Bach's Piano Concerto in D-Minor with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under Riccardo Chailly in Leipzig and Tokyo.Among recent highlights are a tour with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under Chailly, as well as performances with the NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg, Bamberg Symphony, London Philharmonia Orchestra and many others. In 2010, Kit Armstrong received the "Leonard Bernstein Award" of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Photos: Gregor Willmes