Afternoons at the MSV: Justin Kenealy

Enjoy contemporary and classical music with Australian saxophonist Justin Kenealy.

Online registration has ended. call 540-662-1473, ext. 240 for availability.

Enjoy contemporary and classical music with Australian saxophonist Justin Kenealy. Justin will perform with piano accompaniment.

Free to MSV Members, SU students & faculty, and children 12 & under; all others: $10 (includes MSV admission). Limited concert seating is first-come, first-served. Pre-register here or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240.

Justin Kenealy is a saxophonist based in Melbourne, Australia. He received his Bachelor of Music Performance with Honours in saxophone under the tutelage of Barry Cockcroft at The University of Melbourne. Justin is currently completing his Masters in Music Performance, also under Barry Cockroft, with the addition of extended study with Dr Timothy Roberts at Shenandoah University in Virginia, United States.  In addition to this, Justin has worked with notable saxophonists Timothy McAllister (USA), Claude Delangle (France), Vincent David (France), Arno Bornkamp (Netherlands), Niels Bijl (Netherlands), Andre Arends (Netherlands), Kenneth Tse (USA), Christian Wirth (France), Masataka Hirano (Japan), Stephen Page (USA), Joshua Hyde (Australia), Joseph Lallo (Australia), Ian Godfrey (Australia) and Vincent Le Quang (France).

Whilst completing his studies, Justin has achieved Fellowships in saxophone performance from Trinity College London (FTCL) and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (FRSM). His other successes include numerous awards such as the 2011 E&D Rogowski Award for Scholastic promise, the 2014 Lady Turner Exhibitions Award for excellence, the 2014 Orloff Family Trust Scholarship and the 2015 Donovan Johnston Scholarship. Justin has also had several competition successes, earning first prizes in the 2011 Australian Saxophone Society Competition, the prestigious Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Concerto Competition in 2014, and the 2015 Australian International Music Competition in Melbourne.

Justin has performed throughout Australia, France, the United States, and China, and has been invited to perform as a guest with Orchestra Victoria, the Australian International Opera Company, the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) Orchestra, the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and EDGE Ensemble; the new music ensemble of the Shenandoah Conservatory.

Justin made his concerto debut in 2015, when he performed the Tomasi Saxophone Concerto under the baton of Fabian Russell, with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Symphony Orchestra at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Alongside his performance schedule, Justin maintains an active teaching role at Carey Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia, where he provides lessons for approximately 40 students from the woodwind studio.


Sun, Jan 17 • 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm


MSV Members: Free

All Others: $10