Alexi Kenney, Violin
Violinist Alexi Kenney is forging a career that defies categorization, following his interests, intuition, and heart. Alexi has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, among many others, and in recital at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Princeton University Concerts, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, and the Phillips Collection. A passionate advocate for music of our time, Alexi has commissioned major works for the violin from composers including Salina Fisher, Angélica Negrón, and Paul Wiancko, and is constantly incorporating new works into his repertoire. Alexi regularly appears at chamber music festivals including Bridgehampton, Kronberg, Ojai, Seattle, and Spoleto, on tour with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Musicians from Marlboro, and as a member of the quartet collective Owls. A recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and an Avery Fisher Career Grant, he has been profiled by the New York Times and Strings magazine, and written for The Strad. Born in Palo Alto, California, Alexi is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried. He plays a violin made in London by Stefan-Peter Greiner in 2009.