Biography

Kenneth Law

Cellist, teacher and author Kenneth Law is a member of the Main Street Chamber Players, Trio Peridot and Ritz Chamber Players. He has performed at the Arts Club of Washington (D.C.), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alice Tully Hall, and the “Jazz at Lincoln Center” Concert Series. Overseas, he has performed in England, France, Scotland, Panama and Puerto Rico, and has collaborated with Earl Carlyss (Juilliard String Quartet), Michael Tree (Guarneri Quartet), and the Ying String Quartet. In March of 2006, Mr. Law was featured on the nationally televised NAACP Image Awards as a member of the Ritz Chamber Players. Mr. Law gave his first performance at the Piccolo Spoleto Music Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, as a member of the Converse Trio in the Spring of 2008; in the Summers of 2009 and 2010 returned as a member of Ensemble Argos and in the Spring of 2017 as a member of the Polaris Piano Trio. In the Summer of 2011 he performed as a member of the Charleston Baroque, and as Director of Chamber Music and performer in the 2013 Colour of Music Festival, also in Charleston. Mr. Law currently maintains a large private studio in Fairfax, Virginia. His students have been accepted to the Eastman School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Peabody and Oberlin Conservatories and Indiana University (Bloomington). Mr. Law is the recipient of the Studio Teacher of the Year Award from both the South Carolina (2010) and Virginia (2017) chapters of the American String Teachers Association. During the summer, Mr. Law serves on the faculty of Cellospeak, a workshop for adult students of cello, and was recently elected to the Board of Directors of NIMAN, the National Instrumentalist Mentoring and Advancement Network, dedicated to strengthening the trajectory of classical instrumentalists of color throughout the United States.

Mr. Law received undergraduate and graduate degrees in performance from the Eastman School of Music and Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory. He was also a chamber music fellow at The Juilliard School.