1340648106702Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, Violin

Having studied violin since the age of five, Kaloyanides Kennedy became a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) at twenty-two and currently serves as Acting Concertmaster.

She has been featured as soloist with the University of Michigan Symphony and University of Michigan Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Skokie Valley Symphony, the Harid Philharmonia and the Dayton Community Orchestra. Kaloyanides Kennedy received her professional training at the University of Michigan and the Harid Conservatory. She performs regularly around the Detroit area with various ensembles including Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings.

Kaloyanides Kennedy was a winner of the 1998 University of Michigan Concerto Competition, Grand Prize winner in the state round of the 1997 ASTA Competition, 1st prize winner in the National Round of the 1996 MTNA Competition and winner in the 1996 Greek Women’s National Association. She also participated in the National Round of the 1996 ASTA Competition and in the International 1998 Indianapolis Violin Competition of Joseph Gingold. She was awarded the Earle V. Moore Award in Music for outstanding performance from the University of Michigan.