Kenneth Radnofsky

Kenneth Radnofsky

Saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras and ensembles throughout the world, including the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Kurt Masur, Dresden Staatskapelle, Boston Pops, Taipei and Taiwan Symphonies, New World Symphony, BBC Concert Orchestra, and Marlboro Festival.

Mr. Radnofsky made his New York Philharmonic debut in 1996, also under the direction of Maestro Masur, having made his Carnegie Hall debut some years earlier with the New York premiere of Gunther Schuller’s Concerto with the National Orchestral Association. The world premiere of the Schuller was also given by Radnofsky, with the Pittsburgh Symphony. David Amram’s Concerto, Ode to Lord Buckley, is also dedicated to Radnofsky. He founded World Wide Concurrent Premieres and Commissioning Fund, premiering and commissioning John Harbison’s San-Antonio.

During the last three years, Kenneth Radnofsky, remarkably, has commissioned and premiered solo works by Gunther Schuller, Yang Yong, David Amram, Michael Colgrass (2), John McDonald (3), Armand Qualliotine, Jaime Fatas, Pasquale Tassone (2), Shih-Hui Chen, Andy Vores, Lei Liang, Jakov Jakoulov (2), Donald Martino, and Elliott Schwartz.

Kenneth Radnofsky is currently Professor of Saxophone at Boston’s three major conservatories, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory and the Longy School of Music.  Kenneth Radnofsky performs exclusively on Selmer Instruments. Please visit his website at:

Michael Colgrass / Gunther Schuller: Déjà vu (mode 125)