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One of America's most distinguished musicians, Milton Kaye has enjoyed a lengthy and distinguished career both as soloist and as one of the most sought after collaborative pianists of our time. A student of Carl Friedberg, Kaye first performed at Carnegie Hall at the age of twelve. He has been a soloist with many orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy and the NBC Symphony of the Air under Toscanini. Mr. Kaye introduced the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 to the United States in the 1930's.

His collaboration with the legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz took him on many tours throughout Europe and the United States during World War II. He later recorded with Heifetz for the RCA Victor label, and has also recorded extensively for Decca, Vanguard and ASV-Musical Heritage.

An advocate of American Music, Milton Kaye toured extensively in Europe under the aegis of the U.S. State Department playing jazz and ragtime as a Goodwill Ambassador. Other collaborations include those with violinists Oscar Shumsky, Erica Morini, Alexander Markov and Benjamin Breen. Mr. Kaye has also hosted radio programs for NBC and CBS has appeared as an arranger and performer with his wife, singer/actress Shannon Bolin and Broadway composer/arrangers Alec Wilder and Robert Russell Bennett, demonstrating the diversity of this unique artist.  At 93 Milton Kaye enjoys performing with younger artists and lives in Manhattan with his wife Shannon.

"He has a singular gift for making beautiful music"
The Washington Post

"Playing of an exceptionally high standard."
Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

"Rhythmical refinement and incisive brilliance come naturally to him"
Suddeutsche Zeiting, Germany

"The audience wore out their hands with applause."
IL Secolo XIX, Italy

"His conceptions are in line with the best tradition, yet individual  and independant"
The New York Times



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