Artist Bio

Bixby Kennedy, clarinet

Admired for his “marvelous ringing tone,” Bixby Kennedy is one of the most versatile clarinetists of his generation. He has performed concerti with orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Symphony, and New Haven Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Kennedy has performed throughout the United States and Europe in venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, Marlboro Music Festival, and is the clarinetist for the “explosive” New York City-based chamber ensemble Frisson. He has appeared as a guest artist with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and The Knights. As an orchestral musician, Kennedy has performed with the MET Opera and NY Philharmonic. On period instruments, Kennedy has performed classical repertoire on original and replica instruments throughout the United States with Grand Harmonie Orchestra. He is a former member of Ensemble Connect and works as a teaching artist throughout the United States. As an arranger, his works have been performed by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Schumann, Frisson, Ensemble Connect, and Symphony in C. He loves traveling, trying new foods, laughing, hiking, and playing tennis.

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