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.” Alexi has performed as soloist with the Detroit, Indianapolis, Columbus, Santa Fe, Portland, and California symphonies, and has appeared in recital on Carnegie Hall’s ‘Distinctive Debuts’ series and at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, among others. An incoming member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS 2 program beginning in the 2018-19 season, he has written for The Strad and has been profiled by Strings Magazine, the New York Times, and Musical America.
Born in Palo Alto, California in 1994, Alexi is a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studied with Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried. He plays on a violin made in London by Stefan-Peter Greiner in 2009.
Outside of music, Alexi enjoys hojicha, plush hygge interiors, baking for friends, and walking for miles on end in whichever city he finds himself, listening to podcasts and Bach on repeat.