Alexi Kenney
Hudson Hall


Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 3:00 PM

This thrilling violinist made his debut two seasons ago and returns for an inventive 74-minute program at Hudson Hall, interspersing solo Bach works with older and recent works (some with electronics).


Bach: Adagio from G-minor Sonata, BWV 1001
Kurtág: Hommage à J.S.B. from Signs, Games, and Messages
Enescu: Ménétrier from Impressions d’Enfance, Op. 28
Yun: Under a tree, an Udatta for violin and tape
Bach: Grave from A-minor Sonata, BWV 1003
Matteis: Alla Fantasia
Saariaho: Nocturne
Burntner: Elegy from Muir Glacier, for violin and glacier ecoacoustics
Bach: Largo from C-major Sonata, BWV 1005
Bach: Allemande and Double from B-minor Partita, BWV 1002
Reich: Violin Phase for live-looped violin
Jónsdóttir: INNI for amplified violin and tape
Bach: Chaconne from D-minor Partita, BWV 1004

Sponsored by Gregory Anderson and William Tuthill

Hudson Hall
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY

General Admission seating – doors open 45 minutes before concert.
All kids and college students admitted free at door.

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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.

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 and an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studied with Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried. Previous teachers include Wei He, Jenny Rudin, and Natasha Fong.

Alexi plays on a violin made in London by Stefan-Peter Greiner in 2009.