Young Artist in Residence: Alexi Kenney
Violinist Alexi Kenney has been praised by the New York Times for "...immediately drawing listeners in with his beautifully phrased and delicate playing." These qualities, paired with his distinctive poise, musical intellect, and thoughtful repertoire led to his win at the 2013 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition at the age of nineteen.
Highlights for Kenney's 2015-16 season include solo recitals at Jordan Hall and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and concerto engagements with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Maria Philharmonic and the NEC Philharmonia at Symphony Hall in Boston.
Later this season, he will release his debut CD (CAG Records), featuring works by Schumann, Enescu and Westhoff - all works Kenney performed in his critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut recital.
Kenney is an Artist Diploma candidate at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he studies with Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried on the Charlotte F. Rabb Presidential Scholarship. He performs with pianist Renana Gutman in these recordings.
Alexi Kenney performs Astor Piazzolla's Tango Etude No. 3