The Concertmasters 2018
31 January 2018, Bulgaria Concert Hall, 19:30
Kindly supported by Sofia Municipality Program for Culture 2018
ALEXI KENNEY, violin (USA)
CLASSIC FM RADIO ORCHESTRA
Conductor: MAXIM ESHKENAZY
Featuring: Angelina-Ognyana Gocheva, clarinet
Felix Mendelssohn: VIolin Concerto, Op. 64
Carl Maria von Weber: Concertino for clarinet, Op. 26
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A major, Op.90, “Italian”
“a spellbinding, thoroughly honest performance that revealed his architect’s eye for structure and space and a tone that ranges from the achingly fragile to full-bodied robustness”
— New York Times
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.” His 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.
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.