Kenneth Renshaw
United States of America, °1993
 
VIOLIN 2015 : Laureate
After being taught by Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory, Kenneth Renshaw is now a student at the Juilliard School in New York under Itzhak Perlman and Lin Li. He won the Los Angeles Philharmonic Competition in 2009; the following year, he won the International Louis Spohr Competition, at which he also received the prize for the best performance of a Mozart concerto. In 2012, he was awarded First Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition. He has already performed with many orchestras, including the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ushuaia Festival Orchestra, and the California Symphony. A member of the Soleil piano trio from 2008 to 2010, he has also worked with artists such as Leon Fleisher, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Matt Heimovitz, and James Galway. He has performed at a number of festivals, including the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Kronberg Academy.

Instrument : Giovanni Battista Guadagnini (1765), loaned by the Juilliard School

Teachers

Itzhak Perlman (2009-present)
Li Lin (2005-present)
Donald Weilerstein (2012-2014)

Degrees

The Juilliard School, BM/Violin Performance - 2016 expected graduation date

New England Conservatory BM/Violin Performance (2012-2014)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Precollege Division, Private lessons and Chamber music (2006-2012)

Video
Final 2015: Kenneth Renshaw
Semi-final 2015: Kenneth Renshaw - recital
Semi-final 2015: Kenneth Renshaw - concerto
Audio
Programme
Final (27/05/2015)
Michael Jarrell ...aussi peu que les nuages...
Johannes Brahms Concerto in D major op. 77
Kenneth Renshaw, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Marin Alsop
Semi-final

Récital (15/05/2015)

Claude Debussy Sonata in G minor
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in E minor op. 27/4
Vykintas Baltakas Recitativo
Maurice Ravel Tzigane
Kenneth Renshaw, violin
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist

Concerto (12/05/2015)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 5 in A major KV 219
Kenneth Renshaw, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Paul Meyer
First round (05/05/2015)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 17 in E flat major
Franz Schubert Grand duo in A major D 574
Kenneth Renshaw, violin
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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