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Meet the Members of the Kenari Quartet!

Kenari Quartet is applauded for their “flat-out amazing” performances that “demolishes all preconceived notions about the saxophone.” Fischoff is delighted to bring back the Kenari Quartet, winner of Fischoff’s 2023 Ann Divine Educator Award, for this week long Arts-in-Education residency. This national award recognizes the educational outreach work of Fischoff Competition alumni who have demonstrated outstanding and imaginative programming for children and youth in the United States. It honors musicians who have established professional careers in chamber music, and have proven their ability to successfully build a career in both chamber music performance and educational outreach. 

Formed in 2012 at Indiana University, Kenari Quartet has found a home performing on many of the premiere chamber music series in the United States. Recent engagements include appearances at Chamber Music Northwest, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and Chamber Music Tulsa.

Hometown: Friendswood, TX

Where You Live Now: Nacogdoches, TX

Favorite Food: Sichuan-style double-cooked pork belly

Favorite Candy: KitKat

Favorite Athlete: José Altuve

Favorite Children’s Book: Where the sidewalk ends by Shel Silverstein

Favorite Thing to Do When Not Performing: Gardening

Family Fun Fact: I have a three-year-old daughter named “Nora”

Coolest Place You’ve Performed: Prince Mahidol Hall in Thailand

Hidden Talent: Woodworking


Hometown: Squaw Valley, CA

Where You Live Now: Half Moon Bay, CA

Favorite Food: Noodles

Favorite Candy: Chocolate

Favorite Athlete: Rafael Nadal

Favorite Children’s Book: Where the Wild Things Are

Favorite Thing to Do When Not Performing: Painting

Family Fun Fact: My family has ten goats

Coolest Place You’ve Performed: Walt Disney Concert Hall

Hidden Talent: A “wild” whistle


Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Where You Live Now: Los Angeles, CA

Favorite Food: Philly Cheesesteak

Favorite Candy: Nerds Rope

Favorite Athlete: Lionel Messi

Favorite Children’s Book: The Giving Tree

Favorite Thing to Do When Not Performing: Socialize with friends

Family Fun Fact: My parents are both medical professionals, but my sister and I are both musicians

Coolest Place You’ve Performed: Music Hall in Cincinnati

Hidden Talent: Human bagpipe imitation


Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Where You Live Now: Winston-Salem, NC

Favorite Food: Strawberry Honey Balsamic Black Pepper Ice Cream from Salt and Straw

Favorite Candy: Take 5

Favorite Athlete: Lebron James

Favorite Children’s Book: The Starbunnies Series

Favorite Thing to Do When Not Performing: Photography

Family Fun Fact: I have 3 older sisters

Coolest Place You’ve Performed: Maison Symphonique (Montréal)

Hidden Talent: Multiphonic singing