KENJI BUNCH (b 1973 )
Kenji Bunch has emerged as one of the most prominent, prolific, and versatile American composers of his generation.His unique blend of wit, exuberance, lyricism, unpredictable stylistic infusions, and craftsmanship has brought critical acclaim for his two symphonies, five concertos, chamber opera, numerous chamber works, and many non-classical and experimental compositions. His symphonic music has been performed by over thirty orchestras, and his chamber works have been performed in leading venues on six continents, are regularly broadcast on national radio, and have been recorded on many labels, including Sony / BMG and EMI Classics. Kenji Bunch maintains an active career as a violist, and is widely recognized for performing his own groundbreaking works for viola. A versatile musician, he is also a guest performer and string arranger with many prominent non-classical artists. A native of Portland, Oregon, he currently resides in Brooklyn and teaches at the Juilliard Pre-College.