Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Alexi Kenney
BBT Award 2020

Alexi Kenney - Audio

Alexi Kenney’s Shifting Ground

Alexi Kenney violin

J S Bach Violin Sonata No 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio
Schumann, arr. Alexi Kenney Widmung Op 25 No 1
Angélica Negrón The Violinist, featuring Ana Fabrega
Nicola Matteis Ayres for the Violin: Passagio roto
Ariana Grande, arr. Alexi Kenney thank u, next
J S Bach Violin Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: I. Allemande
Joni Mitchell, arr. Alexi Kenney Blue
J S Bach Violin Partita No 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: VII. Tempo di Borea & VIII. Tempo di Borea (Double)
Eve Beglarian Well-Spent
J S Bach Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: I. Grave
Nicola Matteis Jr. Alia Fantasia
Salina Fisher Hikari
Matthew Burtner Elegy (from Muir Glacier, 1889-2009)
J S Bach Violin Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne

Bright Shiny Things BSTC-0205 |
Release Date 7 June 2024

Recorded using part of Alexi Kenney’s BBT Award 2020 and including two BBT commissions, Shifting Ground – released on Bright Shiny Things on 7 June 2024 – is Alexi’s love letter to Bach, with solo Bach works cheek-by-jowl with modern works and new commissions.  Opening with Bach’s Violin Sonata No 1 in G minor BWV 1001, the first movement, Adagio  and coming full circle to end with the epic Chaconne that ends Bach’s Second Partita in D minor BWV 1004, Alexi’s eclectic choices also encompasses 20th and 21st century works including two BBT commissions, by Angélica Negrón and Salina Fisher, as seen at BBT’s 20th birthday anniversary celebrations at London’s Wigmore Hall in June 2023.

View selective tracks here

Shifting Ground on Bright Shiny Things

X Suite for Solo Violin – Alexi Kenney plays Paul Wiancko

Written for Alexi Kenney and premiered by him at London’s Wigmore Hall in 2019, Paul Wiancko’s X-Suite for Solo Violin marks Kenney’s debut recording.

It’s a suite of seven movements, dance-inspired with titles Bach would have recognised: Prelude, Allemande, Canon, Courante, Nocturne, Bourrée and finally, perhaps the least Bachian, Orison.

Alexi has also made a ‘Visual Album’ filmed amongst the stunning statues of California’s Donum Estate: see the Video tab above.

Stream or download X-Suite for Solo Violin here