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Theo Kalimtgis (’24)

February 15, 2023

Inspired by his older sister’s piano skills, Theo Kalimtgis (’24) said he grew up learning to 

play the french horn, piano and guitar. Kalimtgis said his parents encouraged him and his sisters to play instruments from a young age, which is how he discovered his passion. Kalimtgis said he enjoyed playing due to the dynamic ranges of different musical pieces.

“It’s a cool form of expression because there are so many emotions you could be playing,” Kalimgtis said. 

Although he is passionate about music, Kalimtgis said he does not enjoy performing in front of an audience.

“I just get very nervous when performing my instruments in front of other people,” Kalimgtis said. “I don’t think any of the times that I’ve had to perform were particularly pleasant.”

Instead, Kalimtgis said he finds his confidence in seeing himself improve on challenging pieces.

“I’ll not have played a piece for two weeks, and then I go back to it, and I play it really well, like better than I had before,” Kalimgtis said.

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