JOHN KENNY has performed and broadcast in over 50 nations. He is internationally acclaimed for his interpretation of contemporary music, frequently presenting his own compositions, but also works extensively with improvisation and early music. He is particularly active in collaborations with dance and theatre. John is a professor at both the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and is also head of brass at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh. Over the past 25 years he has lectured and performed at many of the world’s leading institutions. Since the early 1990’s he has also become increasingly involved with musical archaeology, and in 1993 he became the first person for 2000 years to play the great Celtic war horn known as the carnyx.
John Kenny is also a founder member of the European Music Archaeology Project (EMAP) with whom he is currently working to bring to fruition the reconstruction of many lip reed instruments of antiquity, including the magnificent Tintignac Carnyx, recently discovered in the Dordogne region of France. To find out more about John’s work visit: www.carnyxscotland.co.uk