Kimball Huigens studied piano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, during the prestudy under Marcel Baudet and during the first and second phase under Håkon Austbø. Additionally, he followed lessons from, among others, Bernd Brackman, Peter Feuchtwanger, Eugen Indic, Rudolf Jansen and Georgy Nador. He also followed masterclasses in Berlin from Yelena Richter, teacher at the Moscow Conservatory.
Kimball regularly gives concerts with singers, such as Gilad Nezer, Annet Lans, David Wilson-Johnson, Margriet van Reisen, Elisa Roep, Hans Pieter Herman and Job Hubatka. Furthermore, he performed with numerous soloists from the Concertgebouw Orchestra, with the Mondriaan Quartet and with members of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. He played many chamber music works with Saskia Viersen, Carla Leurs, Igor Orlovski and Oxana Shapostnikova (viool), Bernd Brackman and Yevgeny Starodoubtsev (piano), and others.
As a soloist, Kimball Huigens played the complete solo repertoire of Dmitri Shostakovich, as well as a large part of his chamber music and songs. In honor of Shostakovich’s 100th birthday in 2006, Kimball performed all his solo piano music and organised a festival with chamber music, songs and solo works in Amsterdam, in the Beurs van Berlage, the Concertgebouw, the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ and the Filmmuseum, the reviews of which in the NRC (Kaspar Jansen), the Volkskrant (Roland de Beer) and the Trouw (Sandra Kooke) were all very enthousiastic. In 2008 and 2009 Kimball had his own series ‘Rondom Brahms’ in the Beurs van Berlage.
Kimball also regularly plays piano recitals with romantic and modern solo repertoire. Among his favorite composers count Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Bartok, Messiaen and Shostakovich. Various contemporary composers, such as Allan Segall, Rudy Molegraaf and Matthias Kadar, dedicated works to him. This season Kimball performs in numerous big halls nationally and internationally (Vienna, Munich, Lausanne, Copenhagen and Oslo) with music from the contemporary austrian composer Thomas Larcher. With among others Symfonietta Amsterdam and cellist Jean Guihen Queyras he brought the world premiere of his ‘Ouroboros’ in the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ.