Welcome to KimbellMusic.com

Michael Kimbell operates his own Piano Tuning and Repair Service near San Francisco. He has been a Registered Piano Technician in the Piano Technicians Guild since 1979. Please call (650) 359-7693 for an appointment. Further information is under the Piano Services menu.

Michael, who earned his doctorate in music composition at Cornell University, is also an award-winning composer and clarinetist. He has won numerous accolades for his original music compositions, which range from chamber, choral, piano, and vocal works to symphonies, short operas, and children's theatre music. As part of music-making, he keeps pianos singing and operating at their full potential.

Edith Kimbell, who assists Michael in the family Piano Service business, is also a free-lance writer, music editor and translator.

Together, as piano technician, composer, music publishers, and artists, Michael and Edith share a passion for creating and revitalizing music for musicans and audiences alike.


"Fantasias & Fugues"
Music for Harp by Bach, Parish-Alvars, Kimbell, Turina and Renié
performed by Katrina Szederkényi

Michael Kimbell: Ballade Arctique (full version) — sample

MSR Classics MS 1527

Now available at Amazon.com

Get the music of Arctic Ballade (short version) here.

ONLINE RECORDINGS of works by Michael Kimbell:

Golden Gate Barcarolle, tone poem for orchestra, October 2015 performance by the Golden Gate Symphony

Sonatina for C clarinet and piano, recorded 2012 by Michael Kimbell and Elizabeth Lee

Poème for violin and harp, recorded 2011 by Nándor and Katrina Szederkényi

Nocturne for solo piano, performed 2009 by Sally Christian

ONLINE VIDEOS of works by Michael Kimbell:

Into the Stars, A Musical Voyage into the Carina Nebula (Toccata and Fuge on B-A-C-H) for solo harp, 30 November 2016 premiere by Katrina Szederkényi at the opening concert of the International Harp Competition, Szeged, Hungary

Remembering for Atonement for chorus and orchestra, 5 November 2016 premiere by the Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, 5 November 2016

Front Line for chamber orchestra and narrator, June 2014 performance by the San Francisco Sinfonietta Orchestra

Arctic Ballade (short version) for solo harp, October 2014 performance by Katrina Szederkényi at the Camac Festival, Perpignan, France

Celestial Encounters for solo piano, 2013 video by Sally Christian

Time does not move for chamber orchestra and narrator, May 2013 performance by Emmanuel Williams and the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra

See our Events page for further news and details.


PDF files of most of my works are available free of charge on this website.
(Files are properly formatted for double-sided printing.)

Please go ahead, download, play and enjoy them.

If you would like orchestral parts or a bound score please send me an email note.

Concert managers: Please contact ASCAP.com for license to perform my works in paid concerts.

Michael Kimbell








 "Creating sound pictures miraculously"

Molly Schrag in 20th Century Music
(on "Celestial Encounters" for solo piano,
composed by Michael Kimbell)