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(b. 1996)

The music of Kyle Rivera (b. 1996) is dynamic, intriguing, and energetic. Through the use of bold gestures and nuanced effect, he creates musical narratives that are vibrant and compelling. He continually seeks out a wide variety of sonorities in order to best capture the human experience.


Kyle is a Colorado-based composer and violist. He earned a BM in Music Composition and Viola Performance from the University of Houston with a Minor in Kinesiology. His principal teachers were Dr. Rob Smith for composition and Suzanne LeFevre for Viola. Kyle has performed as a member of the AURA Contemporary Ensemble, with Sphinx Virtuosi, the Ariel Quartet, and the world-renowned Houston Ballet Academy. Previously he performed as a fellow at the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival.


As a composer, his music has been performed in several cities, on public radio, and by various professional ensembles. Past collaborations include the Houston Symphony, AURA Contemporary Ensemble, KINETIC Ensemble, Houston Grand Opera Co., the Kenari Quartet, Kingwood Park High School, as well as Grammy award-winning violist Nathan Schram.


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