April 2021

The Kingston Chamber Music Festival is saddened to learn of the death of Gail Niwa, a brilliant and renowned pianist who graced our concert stage for twenty-four seasons.

As a friend and accompanist for violinist David Kim, who founded the Festival, Gail played in Kingston from 1989 through 2013, including summer and winter performances and school outreach. She was truly a part of our Kingston family!

Gail died in February at her home in New York City at the age of 61 after a long illness. For a complete obituary, visit KCMF is honoring Gail by establishing the Gail Niwa Music Education Fund. This fund will enable us to expand our mission of providing education and scholarships for music students in area schools, including underserved communities throughout Rhode Island.

We invite you to help us pay tribute to Gail by making a contribution to the Gail Niwa Music Education Fund. To make a donation by credit card, please click on the button below and scroll down to the box for the “Gail Niwa Music Education Fund.” You may also mail a check to:

Kingston Chamber Music Festival
P.O. Box 1733
Kingston, RI 02881
Please indicate Gail Niwa Music Education Fund in the memo section of check.

Thank you for your support.

Donations are always welcome.  Simply click on the box below.