Kyle Andre Lombard
Kyle Andre Lombard, violinist, is a native of Kansas City , Missouri . He graduated with honors from Indiana University , and received his Masters Degree from Yale University . Mr. Lombard enjoys a variety of musical activities. As a chamber musician, Mr. Lombard has performed throughout Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. As a member of the Goffriller Piano Trio, Mr. Lombard’s performances were broadcast on Israeli Public Radio during Isaac Stern’s 3rd International Chamber Music Encounters in Jerusalem . He also performed, as a member of the Gateways Chamber Music Ensemble, in a weeklong residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist, Mr. Lombard made his debut with the Kansas City Symphony. At age sixteen, he was the first area musician ever selected to perform with the ensemble. He has also concretized with the Savannah Symphony, the Sphinx Symphony, as well as recitals at the MOJA Festival in Charleston , S.C. and on the recital series at Southern Illinois University. Mr. Lombard was also featured in “Young Heroes of Music”, a live radio broadcast for Classic 99 FM of Saint Louis.
Mr. Lombard completed at two-year fellowship with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in 2001. He has been performing with the orchestra since the 1999 season, and proudly maintains a regular presence with the SLSO Community Partnership Program, which brings symphony musicians to many schools, churches and community events around Saint Louis .
Mr. Lombard is also a proud member of the Ritz Chamber Players, the only African-American based chamber music society in the country. Focused solely on chamber music, the RCP has become one of the leading ensembles of today, and concert venues have taken Mr. Lombard from Florida to California . The RCP is now in residence at the Juilliard School .
In his spare time, Mr. Lombard enjoys tennis, bowling, soccer, cooking and various outdoor activities. He looks forward very much to collaborating with Dr. Freund, and also to continuing the debate between Kansas City and Memphis barbecues.