David Kenny, viola

This is David's second year on the Mentoring Scheme

David in his own words...

I am aged 21 and currently completing the fourth year of a B.Mus. at the CIT Cork School Of Music under Constantin Zanidache. I have played with many orchestras including the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Orchestre Symphonique de Jeunesse Musicales de Suisse and the Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra.

Since 2009 I have also been a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra working under Vladimir Ashkenazy, Andrew Litton, Matthias Bamert, Gianandrea Noseda, Claus Peter Flor and Jac van Steen. In 2009 I was a finalist in the Yamaha Young Musician Bursary and in 2008 a semi-finalist in the Camerata Ireland Young Musician of the Year.

This year I played at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival as part of the Young Musicians Platform as well as representing the Cork School of Music at the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year competition. I have taken viola masterclasses with Yuri Bashmet, Liviu Stanese, Nobuko Imai and Bruno Giuranna. This is my second year taking part in the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Mentoring Scheme for Advanced Young Musicians.

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