Kevin Gift showed remarkable musical abilities from a very early age, playing melodies by ear from the age of three. At the age of four, he began formal piano studies in Caracas, Venezuela, studying with Lyl Tiempo, and performed publicly for the first time at the age of five.
Equipped with a brilliant technique and a remarkable lyrical sensibility, Kevin is rapidly gaining the respect and admiration of music lovers wherever he performs. Recent performances include solo recitals in Virginia, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Annapolis, as well as concerto engagements in South America where he performed Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major. In 2000, Kevin performed during the opening weekend for the Smithsonian Institution's Piano 300 exhibition commemorating the 300th anniversary of the invention of the piano, and in 2002, he performed at the grand opening celebration of the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin studied with Dr. William Ransom at Emory University, and received his Masters Degree in piano performance from the Northwestern University School of Music where he was a scholarship student of pianist Ursula Oppens.
In addition to his classical performing career, Kevin produces electronic music under the name of his late twin brother, Wendel Patrick. (Click to visit wendelpatrick.com). Kevin also gives lectures and conducts educational workshops for Young Audiences of Maryland. He has done similar work with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Arts Excel program and The Lyric Opera Center for American Artists in Chicago. Kevin currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland, where he teaches piano at Loyola University. An avid sports enthusiast, Kevin enjoys playing soccer and basketball in his spare time.