Another Success Story: Alexi Kenney Joins Opus 3 Artists

5D3_0198Concert Artists Guild is proud to announce that violinist Alexi Kenney is joining the roster of Opus 3 Artists. A winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition, Alexi is also a recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant. His debut recital at Carnegie’s Weill hall was praised by The New York Timesfor “…immediately drawing listeners in with his beautifully phrased and delicate playing.”

He is the recipient of top prizes at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition (2012), the Mondavi Center Competition (2010), and the 2013 Kronberg Academy master classes. He was praised by Strings magazine for his “beautiful, aching tone” for a performance of the Sibelius Concerto with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing during the Menuhin Competition.

Born in Palo Alto, California in 1994, Alexi received his Bachelor’s of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he is currently the only violinist in its selective Artist Diploma program. At NEC he studies with Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried on the Charlotte F. Rabb Presidential Scholarship. Former teachers include Wei He, Jenny Rudin, and Natasha Fong.

Alexi plays on the “Joachim-Ma” Stradivari of 1714, the violin used by Joseph Joachim for the premiere performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto, through the generosity of the New England Conservatory.

For 65 years Concert Artists Guild has helped young musicians launch concert careers. Winners of CAG’s annual competition receive comprehensive management support including a debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, concert bookings, opportunities through the CAG Commissioning Program and CAG Records label, marketing, publicity, and mentorship. Since 1951, CAG has helped more than 500 musicians start careers; notable alumni artists are violinists Ani Kavafian and Jennifer Koh, soprano Martina Arroyo, clarinetists David Krakauer and David Shifrin, flutists Carol Wincenc and Marina Piccinini, Imani Winds, Grammy winning ensembles Pacifica and Parker String Quartets, and MacArthur Fellows Claire Chase and eighth blackbird.

Please Note: All current bookings for Alexi Kenney by Concert Artists Guild for the 2016-17 season will be handled by CAG.