Haley Kallenberg debuted at Carnegie Hall as a composer performer in the Ibla Foundation Winners Concert on May 1, 2012 in New York City. In the summer of 2011, in Sicily, Italy at the Ibla World Music Competition Kallenberg was awarded the Grand Prize “Most Distinguished Composer”. Additionally the International Jury committee made “Special Mention” of her own performance of her solo piano composition entitled “JEX.” She was featured in the winners’ concerts at Carnegie Hall performing her winning composition. As a result of the prestigious performance Kallenberg will begin recording her solo piano album of original compositions this spring in New York.
Kallenberg has done extensive international touring as a composer performer around the glob. She resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates seasonally where she is hailed as “Dubai’s premiere contemporary improvisational artist.” (The Gulf News - May 27, 2012). Haley Kallenberg's music is known as “rhythmically compelling, expressive and frequently displaying a quirky sense of humor.”
"Haley Kallenberg has brought her unique brand of music to the desert... Far from being predictable, Kallenberg spontaneously composes during performances, giving her audiences one-time only shows that won't ever be repeated again." - The Gulf News, October 30, 2010
Kallenberg was raised in the rural fishing village of Homer, Alaska, USA. She began studying piano at age three and took up composing as soon as she had command of the keys. She studied classical piano and composition throughout her entire childhood including three weeks at the famed Rachmaninov Music Institute in Russia when she was just 10 years old. At the age of twelve she was featured in performance with Moscow Philharmonic pianist Galena Preobrazhenskay in the United States. As a teenager attending Interlochen Summer Fine Arts Camp in Michigan USA during 1998 and 2000, Kallenberg's compositions were said to be “the best in the class” by Dr. John Beall. While growing up Kallenberg also had vast practical experience with the greater world of classical music while traveling with her mother, internationally known flutist, Terry Kallenberg.
Kallenberg graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, USA where she finished a Bachelor of Music in 2005. While studying and living in Seattle Kallenberg's interest broadened to encompass many different genres. Today, as a result of her unique background of intensive classical training, higher education and international influences, Kallenberg is comfortable working in many different styles. Her original works and performances often involve elements of improvisation and spontaneous composition. Www.SpontaneousComposition.com is a blog administered by Kallenberg promoting the musical culture of the topic. Kallenberg has also played in a spontaneous composition ensemble directed by Julian Prister.
Kallenberg's teaching experience spans 13 years, including work in The USA, Japan, Brazil and the Middle East. In addition to international touring as a composer performer, she teaches music in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is also often heard performing in important venues throughout the region and abroad. She is an accredited teacher of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme holds the European Council of International Schools International Teachers Certification. She has lectured and given master classes on the topic of spontaneous composition at the Canadian University in Dubai and also regularly travels to Brazil where she has been a guest lecturer and master class teacher at the Universidade Federal da Paraiba of the same topic. In Brazil she has shared the stage with some of the country's top artists including Paralamas do Sucesso, Wagner Tiso and Victor Biglione.
Kallenberg has also composed for and/or performed at home and abroad with the several artists including Pacific Rim Ensemble, Seattle Chamber Players, The Esoterics, St. Helen's String Quartet, and Dr. David Witten to name a few.
She has studied composition with Janice Giteck, Jarrad Powell, Amy Rubin, Dr. Daniel McCarthy, Dr. John Beall, and Dr. George Belden. She studied piano and composition with Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto. In addition, Kallenberg has also studied piano with George Lucktenberg, Alla Artemyev, Dr. Eduard Zilberkunt, Karen Strid-Chadwick, Dr. Peter Mack, Tim Kennedy, Mark Sampson and Dr. Dwight Dickerson.
While working on her Bachelor of Music Degree in Seattle, Kallenberg founded and continues to maintain www.SeattlePianoLessons.com. Kallenberg also works as a cultural and educational events promoter and advocate for music. She has organized many events featuring musicians and developing an appreciation of arts within many communities around the glob.
Notable venues Kallenberg has performed in are:
Carnegie Weill Hall (USA)
Art Sawa (Dubai, UAE)
UNESCO site Sala Pluriuso Falcone - Borsellino (Italy)
Estação Cabo Branco (Brazil)
Teatro de Arena do Espaço Cultural (Brazil)
Festa das Neves (Brazil)
The American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
Teatro Ednaldo do Egypto (Brazil)
Nejiki Jazz Cafe (Japan)
Seattle Asian Art Museum (USA)
Soundbridge at Benaroya Hall (USA)
Interlochen Center for the Arts (USA)
Universidade Federal da Paraíba (Brazil)
Kbbi's Concert on the Lawn (USA)
Cornish College of the Arts (USA)
Emirates Festival of Literature (Dubai, UAE)
Gourmet Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Canadian University of Dubai (Dubai, UAE)
Hlava XXII Music club Bratislava (Slovakia)
Bunnell Street Arts Center (USA)
The Fridge (Dubai, UAE)
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