Violinist Kenneth Renshaw’s playing has been hailed as "gorgeous, finely detailed...positively ravishing, a marvel of emotional maturity and assurance" (San Francisco Classical Voice) and praised for its "natural and honest sense of communication" (Strad Magazine), American violinist Kenneth Renshaw has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout the world, including the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie, the Lithuanian National Orchestra, the China Philharmonic, the Jenaer Philharmonie, the Staatskapelle Weimar, and the California Symphony. He has given sold out recitals at the Louvre Auditorium, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festspiele, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, and other major European venues. Kenneth won First Prizes in the 2012 Yehudi Menuhin and the 2010 Louis Spohr International Violin Competitions, First Prize at the 2009 Los Angeles Philharmonic competition, and was a Laureate of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition.
A passionate chamber musician, he has collaborated in performances with pianist Leon Fleisher, violinists Shmuel Ashkenasi, Pamela Frank, Cho-Liang Lin, cellists Peter Wiley, cellists Matt Haimovitz and Ralph Kirshbaum, violists Kim Kashkashian and Atar Arad, and flutist Sir James Galway. Kenneth was an Evnin Rising Star at the Caramoor Festival, and has performed at the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute, the Verbier Festival Academy and the Perlman Music Programs residencies in Florida and Vermont.
Kenneth has studied with Donald Weilertstein at the New England Conservatory, Itzhak Perlman at the Perlman Music Program, and Li Lin at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is currently studying at the Juilliard School with Mr. Perlman and Mr. Lin as a recipient of a Kovner Fellowship.