Bowers Program Artist

Alexi Kenney


Alexi Kenney Photo credit: Yang Bao

The recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Alexi Kenney has been named “a talent to watch” by the New York Times, which also noted his “architect's eye for structure and space and a tone that ranges from the achingly fragile to full-bodied robustness.” Recent and upcoming highlights include performances as soloist with the Detroit, Indianapolis, Columbus, Oregon, Sarasota, Virginia, New Haven, Hawaii, Portland, Omaha, California, and Jacksonville symphonies, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and A Far Cry, and recitals at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Caramoor, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, and the Phillips Collection. He also serves this season as a guest concertmaster of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has appeared at festivals including Marlboro, Music@Menlo, ChamberFest Cleveland, Bridgehampton, Festival Napa Valley, Kronberg, Portland, Lake Champlain, Prussia Cove, Ravinia, and Yellow Barn, and is a member of CMS's Bowers Program. He has been profiled by Strings magazine and the New York Times, written for The Strad, and has been featured on Performance Today, WQXR-NY’s Young Artists Showcase, and WFMT Chicago. Born in Palo Alto, California, Mr. Kenney received an artist diploma from the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried. Previous teachers include Wei He, Jenny Rudin, and Natasha Fong. He plays a violin made in London by Stefan-Peter Greiner in 2009.