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Admired for his “suppleness and beauty of tone” (Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald) Bixby Kennedy is one of the most versatile clarinetists of his generation. He has performed concerti with the Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Symphony, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Sinfonietta, and Indiana University Symphony. As a chamber musician, Bixby has performed throughout the US and Europe in venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, Marlboro Music Festival, Music from Angel Fire, and Caramoor. He is the clarinetist for the “explosive” New York City-based chamber ensemble Frisson. As an orchestral musician, Bixby currently holds titles as the Associate Principal Clarinetist of the New Haven and Albany Symphony Orchestras, as well as Principal Clarinetist of Symphony in C. He has appeared as a guest artist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. A former member of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, he works as a teaching artist throughout the United States. Bixby has held professorships at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music and was the grand prize winner 2019 Musician’s Club of New York Koussitvitsky Award. He loves traveling, trying new foods, laughing, hiking, and playing tennis.

Bixby Kennedy


Nashville, TN | New York, NY

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