Kyle Rivera

Composer, 2021

Kyle Rivera is a freelance 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 participated as a fellow at the Immanuel and Helen Olshan  Texas Music Festival, the Fresh Inc Festival, and the Atlantic Music Festival. He has  performed on stage with prestigious artists such as David Curtis, Larvard Skou-Larsen,  Spinx Virtuosi, the Ariel Quartet, Tomislav Facini, and even the world-renowned  Houston Ballet Academy. As a composer, he has collaborated with the Houston  Symphony, KINETIC Ensemble, the AURA Contemporary Ensemble, Houston Grand  OperaCo, the Kenari Quartet, Kingwood Park High School, Opus Illuminate, 10th Wave  Chamber Music Collective, the Chelsea Music Festival, as well as Grammy award winning violist Nathan Schram.