Kenneth has worked professionally for over thirty years as a classical clarinettist and jazz saxophonist. As principal clarinettist with the National Festival Orchestra he plays regularly at major venues in the UK (Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Philharmonic Hall, The Sage). He also performs in Europe with touring opera companies and at jazz festivals.

After studying classical saxophone at the University of Huddersfield Kenneth graduated (in 2016) with a First Class degree in Music Performance and Composition, winning the Chancellor’s Prize for an outstanding student, and the William’s prize for woodwind. He now teaches improvisation at the University of Huddersfield and is researching recent saxophone repertoire, with regard to composers’ use of notation and extended techniques.

He is a member of several classical saxophone chamber ensembles and performs regularly, including recent recitals at the World Saxophone Congress in 2015 (Strasbourg). He is a founder member of the vibrant and innovative saxophone ensemble Quirk.

He has also performed with contemporary music groups, working with James Weekes (EXAUDI), Antoine Beuger (wandelweiser group), Philip Corner (composer) and the Edges ensemble.

Kenneth’s compositions are performed internationally, including at the World Saxophone Congress, University Purdue Fort Wayne USA, University of Huddersfield and the Royal College of Music London.

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