Bixby Kennedy, clarinet
Clarinetist Bixby Kennedy has performed solo recitals, and chamber music and orchestral concerts around the world. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with artists from the Alexander and Artis string quartets, New York Woodwind Quintet, and Windscape. As a soloist, he performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Houston Symphony at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in the summer of 2015. That year he was also awarded first prize in the Boston Woodwind Society’s Annual Solo Competition.
An advocate of music both new and old, Bixby has performed on period instruments across the country. In 2013, he commissioned and premiered his colleague Kevin Garza’s Clarinet Concerto, which remains a staple of his repertoire. A graduate of Yale University and Indiana University, Bixby’s primary teachers include David Shifrin, Howard Klug, and Eric Hoeprich. As part of his fellowship with Ensemble Connect, Bixby teaches at MS 224 Manhattan East School for Arts and Academics.