Dillingham can bewitch and conjure a range of emotions from his violin... The music becomes the most intriguing and seductive aspect of the production.” Dillingham's solo performance in Phra Lor at Bangkok's Patravadi Theater.
The Bangkok Post
A Lifetime of Music
Kyle Dillingham, of Oklahoma City, started playing the violin when he was nine. While still in high school, Dillingham was featured twice on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry and had performed with legends Roy Clark and Hank Thompson. He later went on to receive his bachelor's degree in instrumental music performance from Oklahoma City University.
Dillingham has taken his music to 37 countries earning him the title of "Oklahoma's Musical Ambassador."
He has performed for the King of Malaysia, the Princess of Thailand, Beijing Central Conservatory (broadcast on Chinese national television) and Singapore's National Day Celebration. Dillingham has also performed for many government leaders including the Japanese, Thai and Saudi Arabian Ambassadors as well as for many US Ambassadors while abroad.
Furthermore, as the Musical Ambassador in Residence at the University of Central Oklahoma, Dillingham uses his "musical diplomacy" to help develop and strengthen new overseas partnerships for the university.
Kyle has also championed the commissions and performed the premieres of 8 new works for solo violin and symphony orchestra - collaborating with many orchestras worldwide!
Kyle Dillingham is proud to be playing Glasser Bows exclusively.
Awards & Recognition
- Journal Record's Achievers Under 40 Recipient
- OKC Biz and Oklahoma Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 Recipient
- Edmond Sun's Business Times named Kyle one of their Top 20 Under 40
- Oklahoma Creativity Ambassador
- Oklahoma's Musical Ambassador
- Oklahoma Governor's Arts Award 2009 Recipient
- 405 Magazine Best of OKC Award for Best Local Musician 2016 Recipient
- 405 Magazine Best of the 405 for Best Ambassador Who Makes You Proud To Be An Oklahoman 2017
- 405 Magazine Best of the 405 for Best Local Musician 2017 Recipient
- Oklahoma Gazette Best of OKC for Best local singer / songwriter 2017 recipient