21 year old violinist Kenneth Renshaw has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout the world, including the Lithuanian National Orchestra, the China Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Chambre Wallonie of Belgium, the Jenaer Philharmonie, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Orquesta de Festival Ushuaia of Argentina, and the California Symphony. He has been presented as recitalist at major European music festivals (Menuhin Festival Gstaad, and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festspiele) and has given multiple appearances on the national radio stations of the United States (NPR), Germany, Belgium, China, Lithuania, and Argentina. His playing has been hailed as “vivid and eloquent” by the San Francisco Chronicle and praised for its “natural and honest sense of communication” by The Strad magazine.
Mr. Renshaw won First Prize in the 2012 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition and the EMCY Prize for Best Semifinal Recital. He also won First Prize, the Mozart Concerto Prize, and the Sonata Prize at the 2010 Louis Spohr International Competition, First Prize at the 2009 Los Angeles Philharmonic Competition, and First Prize in the Mondavi Center for the Arts’ Chamber Music Competition as a member of the Soleil Piano Trio. A passionate chamber musician, Mr. Renshaw has performed with some of the most highly regarded artists in classical music, including legendary pianist Leon Fleisher, flutist Sir James Galway, violinists Pamela Frank, Cho-Liang Lin and Shmuel Ashkenasi, cellist Matt Heimovitz, and violist Atar Arad. He has performed at the Caramoor Festival in New York as an Evnin Rising Star, the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute in Chicago, Music@Menlo, and the Perlman Music Program’s residencies in Vermont and Florida. He is currently a recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at the Juilliard School in New York, studying with Itzhak Perlman, Li Lin, and Donald Weilerstein.