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Artist Diploma Recital: Alexi Kenney

| New England Conservatory: Jordan Hall

Named "a talent to watch" by the New York Times, Artist Diploma student and 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient performs a violin recital in Jordan Hall.

Alexi Kenney's win at the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition at the age of nineteen led to a critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Hall.

Highlights of Alexi's 2017-18 season include debuts with the Detroit, Columbus, California, and Amarillo symphonies, return engagements with the Santa Fe Symphony and the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and recitals with pianist Renana Gutman on Carnegie Hall's 'Distinctive Debuts' series, at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., and at Lee University (TN) and the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University (CA). Alexi has appeared as soloist with the Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Portland, Riverside, Santa Fe, and Tulare County symphonies, the Staatstheater Orchestra of Cottbus, Germany, and A Far Cry, and in recital at Caramoor, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Jordan Hall in Boston, and at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival. 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, WFMT-Chicago, and NPR’s From the Top.

Chamber music continues to be a main focus of Alexi’s life, touring with Musicians from Marlboro and Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Institute and regularly performing at festivals including ChamberFest Cleveland, Festival Napa Valley, the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, the Marlboro Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove (UK), Ravinia, and Yellow Barn. He has collaborated with artists including Pamela Frank, Miriam Fried, Steven Isserlis, Kim Kashkashian, Gidon Kremer, and Christian Tetzlaff and is a new member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's CMS 2 program beginning in the 2018-19 season.

Born in Palo Alto, California in 1994, Alexi holds a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he is currently completing his Artist Diploma as a student of Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried. Previous teachers include Wei He, Jenny Rudin, and Natasha Fong.


  1. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Artists: Alexi Kenney

  2. Four Nocturnes

    Composer: George Crumb

    Artists: Renana Gutman, Alexi Kenney

  3. Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, D 934/Op. posth. 159

    Composer: Franz Schubert

    Artists: Renana Gutman, Alexi Kenney

  4. Lachen Verlernt

    Composer: Esa-Pekka Salonen

    Artists: Alexi Kenney

  5. Sonata for Violin and Piano in B minor

    Composer: Ottorino Respighi

    Artists: Renana Gutman, Alexi Kenney