Born in 1965 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Kenneth received an early introduction to the professional world, singing at the age of nine in the Deutsche Grammaphone production of Bizet’s Carmen, with Claudio Abbado.
His Horn studies commenced at the age of twelve and after two years attended the Junior Department of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, with Cristopher Griffiths.
After three years he continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Ifor James and James Brown. After already six months in London he was a prize winner in the York Bowen Horn Competition and a finalist in the Shell LSO competition. Alongside his studies he gained experience in local orchestras and chamber music groups.
His interest in the german school lead him to consultation lessons with Hermann Baumann and Erich Penzel.
After four years of sudying in London, he continued in Cologne at the renowned Hornclass of Erich Penzel for a further year.
Returning to London for two years, he followed a successful freelancing career with the major London orchestras and with different chamber music groups.
In 1990, he was appointed Principal Horn with the Winterthur Town Orchestra.
Since this appointment, he has enjoyed a successful career as principal horn in many orchestras in Switzerland, Germany, Britain and in other countries including the London Philharmonic, London Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber, Camerata Salzburg, Zurich Opera, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra,Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Zurich Chamber and Orchestra de la Suisse Romande.
He is active as a soloist, with live recordings of Mozart, Brahms, french school and Frank Martin.
He was teacher of horn in St.Gallen in Switzerland between 2001-2006. Since then he gives private lessons in Winterthur and at home.
He enjoys a life of chamber music and freelance work with jazz bands including the Quincy Jones Band at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
He speaks English, German, Italian and French.
He likes sport, cooking, walking, fishing and spending time with his family.
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