Kenneth Radnofsky

Kenneth Radnofsky

Kenneth Radnofsky has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras throughout the world, including the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur, Jerusalem Symphony with Gisele Ben-Dor and Boston Pops with John Williams

Radnofsky gave the world premiere of Gunther Schuller’s Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony (composer conducting). David Amram's Concerto, Ode to Lord Buckley, was premiered with the Portland Symphony, under Bruce Hangen's direction, as well as 3 other works dedicated to him from Amram, including a new Trio entitled Three Lost Loves, for Violin, Saxophone and Piano written for his Amram Ensemble (with Elmira Darvarova and Thomas Weaver).

Of the 100 plus works he has commissioned, Radnofsky has also premiered the works of Michael Colgrass, John Harbison, Donald Martino, Michael Gandolfi, Betty Olivero, James Yannatos, Baris Perker, Jakov Jakoulov, Osnat Netzer, Elliott Schwartz, Michael Horvit and Yang Yong, to name a few. He is President of the Boston Woodwind Society, providing assistance to woodwind students, and Founder/President of World-Wide Concurrent Premieres and Commissioning Fund, Inc.  

He teaches at New England Conservatory, Longy School of Bard College, Boston University, and worldwide.

Photo credits: Benjamin Cheung - Liz Linder - Susan Young