Merit Awards

in Honor of

Kenneth Radnofsky






RadnofskyKenneth Radnofsky has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras throughout the world, including the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur. 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.

Radnofsky has premiered the concerti of Michael Colgrass, Donald Martino, Michael Gandolfi, Betty Olivero, James Yannatos, Baris Perker, Elliott Schwartz, Yang Yong, and Allen Johnson, and has also commissioned Larry Bell, Milton Babbitt, Ezra Sims, Pasquale Tassone, Armand Qualliotine, Roger Bourland, Michael Horvit, John McDonald, Christian Yufra, Juan Ruiz, Armand Qualliotine, Jaime Fatas, Pasquale Tassone, Shih-Hui Chen, Lei Liang, Jakov Jakoulov, and an innovative commission of John Harbison for a Sonata, premiered by 43 saxophonists world-wide in an effort founded/organized by Radnofsky entitled World-Wide Concurrent Premieres, Inc. He is President of the Boston Woodwind Society, providing assistance to woodwind students, succeeding its late founder Matthew Ruggiero. He is partner with Michael Couper in RCEditions.

Kenneth Radnofsky's teachers were Joseph Allard, Jeffrey Lerner, David Salge, Steven Hoyle, Terry Anderson and Duncan Hale. He teaches at Boston and New England Conservatories, Longy School of Bard College, Boston University, and world-wide, including China, Taiwan and South America. He is a Buffet Artist. For more information please visit his website at: