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Kit Armstrong
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Kit Armstrong

  • March 5, 1992 California (United States)

Biography

Kit Armstrong is a pianist and composer who also displays remarkable gifts in mathematics, science, and languages. At the age of five, he began formal composition and piano studies. At seven, he became the youngest scholarship student in the history of Chapman University in California, attending the university part-time while completing high school. Two years later, he became a full-time undergraduate student, studying music and science. He now studies piano with Alfred Brendel and Benjamin Kaplan, and reads music at the Royal Academy of Music and mathematics at the Imperial College in London, England. He participated in the Summer Program in Analysis and Geometry at Princeton University in 2006, and Research Science Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007. Whilst attending college, Kit has given a number of performances; among the most notable are the Steinway and Sons’ Anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall, and the Classical Music Luncheon of the 44th Annual Grammy Awards honouring Van Cliburn.

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