Bryan Kennedy has been a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for 18 years. From 1995-1998, he was Professor of Horn at the University of Michigan School of Music. Kennedy is a member of the DSO Brass Quintet and the Detroit Chamber Winds, an ensemble with which he has soloed and recorded on numerous occasions. He is a two-time prizewinner at the Heldenleben International Horn Competition.
Kennedy has played with the Summit Brass, Richmond Symphony, Michigan Opera Theatre and was the principal horn of the National Symphony of Costa Rica. He recorded the Hindemith Sonata in F and has also been featured in many national and local commercials and film scores.
During the summer, Kennedy’s activities include the music festivals of Grand Teton, Great Lakes in Bloomfield Hills, Sunflower in Topeka, and Bellingham in Washington, where he is the principal horn of the American Sinfonietta. He has performed with other internationally known artists in numerous chamber music concerts throughout North and South America, including a Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1986. He has also presented master classes at conservatories and universities across the United States. Kennedy graduated with honors from the University of Michigan School of Music where he studied with Louis Stout. Kennedy was married in March 2000 to Detroit Symphony Orchestra violinist, Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy.