Kenneth Grant

Kenneth Grant, Clarinet

Kenneth Grant is principal clarinet of the Rochester Philharmonic and on the faculty at the Eastman School of Music.  He is an active soloist and chamber musician as well.  His past teachers include Donald Mattea, Stanley Hasty, James Pyne, and additional study with Franklin Cohen, and Theodore Johnson and he holds the BM and Performer’s Certificate form the Eastman School. Mr. Grant has served as principal clarinet of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, [OH] for fourteen years presently principal with the Rochester Philharmonic since 1987. As a soloist he’s performed several premieres including the Clarinet Concerto by Sydney Hodkinson (world premiere), and Benjamin Britten’s Concerto Movement for Clarinet and Orchestra (United States premiere), both with the Rochester Philharmonic. Chamber music premieres include Verne Reynolds’ Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and Fantasy Etudes for Clarinet, Percussion, and Piano. He has been a soloist in the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, ICA ClarinetFest, the International Festival at Round Top, and Aria International Summer Academy at Mt. Holyoke College and the Marrowstone Festival at Western Washington University north of Seattle.  He also served as a Faculty member at Capital University, Ohio Wesleyan University and since 1988, the Eastman School of Music.