Tue October 19 | 4:00 PM

Violin Master Class

Come watch 2021/22 Eugene Symphony guest artist Alexi Kenney work with local violin students, as part of the Laura Avery Visiting Masters Series.

 

October 19, 2021 4:00 PM

Violin Master Class

ALEXI KENNEY, Violin

On Tuesday, October 19th, come watch 2021/22 Eugene Symphony guest artist Alexi Kenney work with three talented local violin students, as part of the Laura Avery Visiting Masters Series.

All master classes are free and open to the public.


Master Class Participants:

Aaron Copland: Hoe-Down from Rodeo
Morgan Osburn, violin

Jean Sibelius: Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
I. Allegro moderato

Nicolas Oncken, violin

Dmitri Kabalevsky: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in C Major, Op. 48
III. Vivace giocoso
Alfonso Keller-Casielles, violin

Safety Requirements:
Beginning September 1, 2021, the Hult Center will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for entry to all performances and events. Those unable to be fully vaccinated, including children under the age of 12, must have proof of a negative COVID test, taken within 48 hours of performance or event. Masks are also required at all times inside the building. Learn more about the Hult Center’s COVID-19 protocols here.

About Alexi Kenney:

The recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2020 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, Alexi Kenney is building a career that defies categorization, following his interests, intuition, and heart. He is equally at home creating experimental programs and commissioning new works, soloing with major orchestras in the USA and abroad, and collaborating with some of the most celebrated musicians of our time.

Alexi has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the Detroit Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, and in a play-conduct role as guest leader of both the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony. He has played recitals at Wigmore Hall, on Carnegie Hall’s ‘Distinctive Debuts’ series, at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Phillips Collection, Mecklenberg-Vorpommern Festival, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition and laureate of the 2012 Menuhin Competition, Alexi has been profiled by Musical America, Strings Magazine, and The New York Times, and has written for The Strad.

In April 2021, Alexi releases his first recording, Paul Wiancko’s X Suite for Solo Violin, accompanied by a visual album that pairs each of the seven movements of X Suite with seven contemporary sculptures, filmed on location at the Donum Estate in Sonoma, California.

Chamber music continues to be a major focus of Alexi’s life, performing at festivals including Marlboro, La Jolla, Bridgehampton, Caramoor, ChamberFest Cleveland, Festival Napa Valley, Kronberg, the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Ravinia, and Yellow Barn. He is a member of The Bowers Program at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (formerly CMS 2).

Born in Palo Alto, California in 1994, Alexi is a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he received his Artist Diploma as a student of Miriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein. Previous teachers include Wei He, Jenny Rudin, and Natasha Fong. He plays a violin made in London by Stefan-Peter Greiner in 2009.

Outside of music, Alexi enjoys hojicha, bauhaus interiors, baking for friends (his specialty is this lumberjack cake), and walking for miles on end in whichever city he finds himself, listening to podcasts and Bach on repeat.


**IMPORTANT** COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

The health and safety of Eugene Symphony audience members, musicians, and staff members has been and will always be our top priority. We strongly welcome and encourage patrons who wish to continue wearing masks while attending performances to do so. We want all of our attendees to feel comfortable and accepted in your choice. You take care of you, we'll take care of the music and ensuring that your experience attending a Eugene Symphony concert remains exceptional.

For the most up to date health and safety protocols for Hult Center performances, visit the Hult Center website — or feel free to call the Hult Center Ticket Office at 541-682-5000 Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.


LOCATION: The Studio at The Hult Center