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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Bixby Kennedy

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Bixby Kennedy

Originally from Maryville, TN, Bixby Kennedy is currently a fellow of Ensemble Connect where he performs in Carnegie Hall and Juilliard, is a teaching artist in the public schools, and presents community engagement concerts throughout New York City. Admired for his “suppleness and beauty of tone” (Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald) Bixby has performed concerti with the Houston Symphony, Bloomington Sinfionetta, and Indiana University Symphony. Additionally, he has garnered prizes from the Minnesota Young Artist Competition, ECSO, Hellam, Ima Hogg, Boston Woodwind Society, and Indiana University competitions.  As a chamber musician, Bixby has performed throughout the US and Europe making appearances in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, Music from Angel Fire, and Caramoor. On period instruments, Bixby performs classical repertoire on period instruments and replica instruments throughout the US.  Bixby loves traveling, trying new foods, laughing, hiking and playing tennis.