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KENNETH JEAN

Born in New York City, Kenneth Jean grew up in Hong Kong and returned to the United States in 1967. After violin studies at San Francisco State University, he entered the Julliard School at the age of nineteen and was accepted into the conducting class of Jean Morel. The following year he made his Carnegie Hall début with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of New York and was immediately engaged as the orchestra’s music director.

In 1984 Jean won the prestigious Leopold Stokowski Conducting Aware. For two seasons, Kenneth Jean was conducting assistant of the Cleveland Orchestra. From 1979 until 1985, he served as resident conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In 1990, he was one of two recipients of the prestigious Seaver/National Endowment for the Arts Conductor Award, which is given biannually to exceptional American conductors.

Jean was the music director of the Florida Symphony Orchestra (1986–1992), associate conductor of the Chicago Symphony (1986–1993), principal guest conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic (1984–1993) and music director of the Tulsa Philharmonic (1997–2001).

Jean recorded a number of works by Chinese composers, and among them, the album Colourful Clouds achieved bestseller status when it was first released in 1982. With Japanese violinist Takako Nishizaki he recorded the violin concertos of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. Jean also recorded works by Da Falla, Ravel, Brahms, Massenet and Berlioz.

Role: Conductor 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
101 CLASSICS - The Best Loved Classical Melodies Naxos
8.508004
Orchestral
101 GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.551141
Concerto
101 GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS, Vol. 5 Naxos
8.551145
Concerto
101 GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS, Vol. 6 Naxos
8.551146
Orchestral
101 GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS, Vol. 7 Naxos
8.551147
Concerto
101 GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS, Vol. 8 Naxos
8.551148
Orchestral
ADAGIO - The Ultimate Collection Naxos
8.570015-16
Concerto
Art and Music: Picasso - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558059
Orchestral
Art and Music: Renoir - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558176
Orchestral
BEETHOVEN (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556651
Concerto
BEETHOVEN (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552105-06
Concerto
BEETHOVEN FOR MEDITATION Naxos
8.570905
Orchestral
BEETHOVEN FOR MEDITATION (Swedish Edition) Naxos
8.557751
Orchestral, Concerto
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Genius of Beethoven (The) Naxos
8.578194
Concerto
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Naxos Beethoven Album (The) Naxos
8.578109
Concerto
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies, Concertos and Overtures (Complete) (12-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.501204
Orchestral, Concerto
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Violin Concerto / MOZART, W.A.: Violin Concerto No. 3 (Nishizaki, K. Jean, Gunzenhauser) Naxos
8.572947
Concerto
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Violin Concerto / Romances Nos. 1 and 2 (Takako Nishizaki, Slovak Philharmonic, K. Jean) Naxos
8.550149
Orchestral, Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Adagio Naxos
8.552240
Orchestral, Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Best of Beethoven (The) Naxos
8.551101
Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Romantic Beethoven (The) Naxos
8.552213
Orchestral, Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Romantic Beethoven (The) Naxos
8.570078
Orchestral, Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto / Sextet Naxos
8.571008
Concerto
BERLIOZ (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556678
Orchestral
BERLIOZ: Overtures Amadis
7158
Orchestral
BERLIOZ: Overtures Naxos
8.550231
Orchestral
BEST OF NAXOS 5 Naxos
8.550005
Orchestral
BEST OF NAXOS 6 Naxos
8.550006
Concerto
BEST OF NAXOS 7 Naxos
8.550007
Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral
BOLERO AND OTHER SPANISH FAVOURITES Naxos
8.554044
Orchestral, Ballet, Orchestral
BOLERO AND OTHER SPANISH FAVOURITES Naxos
8.570052
Orchestral, Ballet, Orchestral
CAFE CLASSICS (AUSTRALIA ONLY) Naxos
8.555258-59
Orchestral
CAN-CAN AND OTHER DANCES FROM THE OPERA Naxos
8.550924
Orchestral
CHEN / HE: Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto (The) Marco Polo
8.223350
Chinese Music, Concerto
CHEN / HE: Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto (The) / CHU: The Yellow River Piano Concerto Marco Polo
8.223488
Concerto
CHILDREN'S CLASSICS - Music to Make Children Brighter (2008 International Edition) Naxos
8.578019-20
Orchestral
CHILDREN'S CLASSICS - Music to Make Children Brighter (2009 Hong Kong Edition) Naxos
8.578057-58
Orchestral
CHILL WITH BEETHOVEN Naxos
8.556790
Orchestral
CHILL WITH RAVEL Naxos
8.556789
Orchestral
CHINESE EVERGREENS (Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Kenneth Jean) Marco Polo
8.225838
Chinese Music
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 4 Naxos
8.556624
Orchestral
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 7 Naxos
8.556627
Concerto
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 8 Naxos
8.556628
Orchestral
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 10 Naxos
8.551160
Concerto
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 10 Naxos
8.556630
Concerto
CLASSIC SWOON Naxos
8.578046-47
Concerto
CLASSICAL BLISS Naxos
8.578053
Orchestral
CLASSICAL CHILL 2 - The Romantic Collection Naxos
8.578009-10
Orchestral, Concerto
CLASSICAL CHILLOUT - The Essential Collection Naxos
8.570223-24
Orchestral
CLASSICAL FAVOURITES Naxos
8.550521
Orchestral
CLASSICAL MOMENTS 5: Classical Music to Dine to Naxos
8.555361
Concerto
Classical Music Start-Up Kit, Vol. 2: 1825-1945 Naxos Educational
8.550835
Orchestral
CLASSICS FOR LOVERS Naxos
8.570013-14
Orchestral
COLOURFUL CLOUDS - Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra plays Popular Chinese Classics (Hong Kong Philharmonic, Kenneth Jean) Marco Polo
8.225803
Chinese Music
DE LYSE NAETTER - Stemningsfuld musik pa 3 CD'er (The Light Nights - Evocative Music on 3 CDs) Naxos
8.503148DK
Orchestral
DET VAR EN GANG… (Once upon a time) Naxos
8.557953DK
Orchestral
DISCOVER CLASSICAL MUSIC Naxos
8.550008-09
Orchestral
Discover the Classics, Vol. 2 Naxos Educational
8.554246-47
Orchestral
DISCOVER THE CLASSICS, VOL. 1 Naxos Educational
8.550035-36
Orchestral
DISCOVER THE CLASSICS, VOL. 3: The Concerto Naxos Educational
8.554486-87
Concerto
DU, Mingxin: Symphony, "The Great Wall" / Festival Overture (Hong Kong Philharmonic, Kenneth Jean) Marco Polo
8.225828
Chinese Music
DU, Mingxin: Violin Concerto / The Goddess of River Luo / Autumn Thoughts (Takako Nishizaki, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Kenneth Jean) Marco Polo
8.225810
Chinese Music
DU, Mingxin: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Piano Concerto No. 1 (Takako Nishizaki, Jandó, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hungarian State Symphony) Marco Polo
8.225832
Chinese Music
EXPLOSIVE CLASSICS Naxos
8.554581
Orchestral
EXTREME CLASSICS Naxos
8.557941-42
Orchestral
Fantasia Naxos
8.551166
Orchestral
French Overtures (Famous) Naxos
8.553264
Orchestral
GREAT CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES - Bestselling Naxos Recordings 1987-2012 Naxos
8.578217
Orchestral
GREAT CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES - Bestselling Naxos Recordings 1987-2012 (25 ar med Klassiska Favoriter) Naxos
8.578228
Orchestral
GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS 1 (Australia) Naxos
8.570036
Concerto
GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS 5 (Australia) Naxos
8.570040
Concerto
GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS 7 (Australia) Naxos
8.570042
Concerto
GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS 8 (Australia) Naxos
8.570043
Orchestral
GREAT VIOLIN CONCERTOS (10-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.501058
Concerto
HONG KONG TV AND MOVIE CLASSICS (Takako Nishizaki, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Henry Shek, Kojian, Kenneth Jean) Marco Polo
8.225835
Film and TV Music
IMMORTAL BEETHOVEN Naxos
8.551165
Concerto
IN BALANCE WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC Naxos
8.503180DK
Orchestral
INTERMEZZO - Classical Favourites for Relaxing and Dreaming Naxos
8.556616
Concerto
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL NZ 2001 Naxos
8.555883
Orchestral
KLASSIK OHNE KRISE: Kinderszenen Naxos
8.551334-35
Orchestral
KLASSIK OHNE KRISE: Zeit zum Chillen Naxos
8.551302-03
Orchestral, Concerto
Lark Ascending (The): Violin Showpieces Naxos
8.553509
Orchestral
LIEBESLEID - Classical Favourites for Relaxing and Dreaming Naxos
8.556615
Orchestral
LISTEN, LEARN AND GROW: Playtime Arts and Crafts Naxos Educational
8.555813
Orchestral
LISTEN, LEARN AND GROW: Playtime Imagination Naxos Educational
8.555811
Orchestral
Lugna Blå Timmar (Blue Hours) Naxos
8.503024
Orchestral, Concerto
MACABRE MASTERPIECES Naxos
8.557930-31
Orchestral
MASSENET: Esclarmonde and Cendrillon Suites Naxos
8.555986
Orchestral
MASSENET: Esclarmonde Suite / Suite No. 1 / Cendrillon Suite Marco Polo
8.223354
Orchestral
MENDELSSOHN (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556660
Concerto
MENDELSSOHN : The Best Of Mendelssohn Naxos
8.551110
Concerto
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Naxos Mendelssohn Album (The) Naxos
8.578125
Concerto
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Violin Concerto in E Minor / BRUCH, M.: Violin Concerto / VIEUXTEMPS, H.: Violin Concerto No. 5 (Nishizaki, Keylin) Naxos
8.572948
Concerto
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E Minor / TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D Major Naxos
8.550153
Concerto
Min Forste Beethoven (My First Beethoven Album) Naxos
8.578235
Concerto
Min Forste Klassiske Musik (My First Classical Music Album) Naxos
8.578232
Orchestral
MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 / BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D Major Naxos
8.553232
Concerto
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - ITALY AND SWITZERLAND: Southern Tyrol and Ticino (NTSC) Naxos
2.110236
Orchestral, Concerto
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - MADRID, LA MANCHA, TOLEDO (NTSC) Naxos
2.110509
Classical Concert
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - RUSSIA and UKRAINE: St. Petersburg, Sebastopol, Odessa (NTSC) Naxos
2.110530
Classical Concert
My First Beethoven Album Naxos
8.578206
Concerto
My First Classical Albums (9-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.509003
Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral
My First Classical Music Album Naxos
8.578203
Orchestral
My First Orchestra Album Naxos
8.578253
Orchestral
My First Violin Album Naxos
8.578215
Concerto
NIGHT MUSIC, VOL. 9 Naxos
8.556823
Concerto
ONCE UPON A TIME Naxos
8.557953-54
Orchestral
PANDA CLASSICS - Issue No. 4: Toon Time Naxos
8.578011-12
Orchestral
RAVEL (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556673
Orchestral
RAVEL (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552125-26
Orchestral, Instrumental, Orchestral
RAVEL: Bolero / Daphnis et Chloe / Piano Concerto / Ma mere l'oye Naxos
8.553276
Orchestral
RAVEL: Bolero / Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 1 / Ma Mere L'oye Naxos
8.550173
Orchestral
RAVEL: Bolero / Rhapsodie espagnole / Daphnis et Chloe / La Valse Naxos
8.571056
Orchestral
RAVEL: Rapsodie Espagnole / La Valse / Daphnis et Chloe Naxos
8.550424
Orchestral
RHAPSODY Naxos
8.550327
Orchestral
ROMANCE Naxos
8.553216
Orchestral
RUSSIAN FAVORITES Naxos
8.571094
Orchestral
Russian Favourites Naxos
8.553249
Orchestral
Russian Fireworks Naxos
8.550328
Orchestral, Opera, Orchestral
SAINT-SAENS: Carnival of the Animals / RAVEL: Mother Goose (Children's Classics) Naxos
8.554463
Children's Classics
SCARY MASTERPIECES - Music by Grieg, Liszt, Dvorak, Franck, Ducas, Saint-Saens Naxos
8.570362
Orchestral
SERENADE - Classical Favourites for Relaxing and Dreaming Naxos
8.556619
Orchestral
SKONA GRONA DAGAR (BEAUTIFUL GREEN DAYS) Naxos
8.503068
Orchestral
SONATA - Classical Favourites for Relaxing and Dreaming Naxos
8.556609
Concerto
SORCERER'S APPRENTICE AND OTHER ORCHESTRAL FAVOURITES Naxos
8.554066
Orchestral
STILLA VITA NATTER - Serenad - Liten kvallsmusik (Tranquil White Nights - Serenade - Little Night Music) Naxos
8.570394
Orchestral
STOR MUSIK FOR SMA ORON Naxos
8.570395
Orchestral
STOR MUSIK FOR SMA ORON (Big Music for Little Ears) - Children's Music Compilation Naxos
8.503156
Orchestral
STRAVINSKY: Firebird (The) / FALLA: Three-Cornered Hat (The) Naxos
8.553274
Orchestral
TCHAIKOVSKY (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556652
Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552117-18
Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Violin Concerto / GLAZUNOV, A.K.: Violin Concerto (Nishizaki, Kaler, K. Jean, Kolchinsky) Naxos
8.572951
Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romantic Tchaikovsky (The) Naxos
8.552216
Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romantic Tchaikovsky (The) Naxos
8.570081
Concerto
Ten Years Of Success Naxos
8.554103
Concerto
The Art of Takako Nishizaki Marco Polo
8.223996-97
Concerto
THE BEST OF MARCO POLO Marco Polo
8.223002
Orchestral, Concerto
THE BEST OF TAKAKO NISHIZAKI Marco Polo
8.223979
Chinese Music
TONER TILL TROST (Music for Comfort) Naxos
8.503158
Orchestral
UNDER THE SILVER MOON - Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Popular Chinese Classics (Hong Kong Philharmonic, Kenneth Jean) Marco Polo
8.225807
Chinese Music
VIOLIN BLISS Naxos
8.578052
Concerto
VIVA ESPANA! Naxos
8.571099
Orchestral
Viva Espana: The Music of Spain Naxos
8.550174
Orchestral
W.H.Smiths Vol. 2 (Children's Classics 2) Naxos
8.554572
Orchestral





 
 
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