Kenin McKay, violin

mckay_kenin_photoAn active freelance musician in the Toronto area, Violinist Kenin McKay completed her Masters degree in Performance at the University of Toronto, where she studied with Annalee Patipatanakoon and Scott St. John. Upon receiving her Bachelor of Music degree with honours standing from the University, she was awarded the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto graduating scholarship, and the following year she also received the Frank M. Waddell scholarship for outstanding academic achievement, as well as the Felix Galimir Award for Chamber Music. Kenin received an Associate Diploma in Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2002.

In previous summers, Kenin has participated in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, The Banff Centre Chamber Music Residency and Masterclasses, and the National Academy Orchestra. A seasoned orchestral player, Kenin has recently performed throughout Southern Ontario with various ensembles such as the Toronto Concert Orchestra, Bellus Barbari, Esprit Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brantford Symphony, the Scarborough Philharmonic, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, as well as travelling somewhat further afield to play with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and Symphony New Brunswick.

In addition to her many performance commitments, Kenin maintains a busy teaching schedule, both privately, and through the Classical Music Conservatory, the Toronto Suzuki Studio, and the Toronto School for Strings. Coming from a Suzuki background herself, Kenin has completed her Suzuki certification from Early Childhood Education through Book 4, and has extensive experience working with students of all ages.

Meet Kenin next Saturday at 19:30.

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