Robbi Kenney

Violinist ~ Strings and Salsa Producer

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Robbi Kenney (Violinist/Pianist) is an arts producer, composer, and arranger who is passionate about supporting other artists while bringing exciting programs to a variety of audiences.  She began her formal training at the age of 4 and knew by the age of 6 that she would pursue music professionally.  Her major teachers were Fernando Laires (Eastman School of Music), Oliver Steiner (Georgia State University), and Beth Newdome (former Atlanta Symphony assistant concertmaster). As a collaborative pianist, she served as the accompanist for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Gospel Chorus, the College of Charleston Concert Choir, and the Charleston Ballet Theatre.  This led her to work as a guest music director for the Dock Street Theatre, the Footlight Players Repertory Company, the Village Playhouse, Midtown Studios, and the Charleston Music Hall.  In 2008 she formed and organized Little City Musical Theatre Company, which was awarded the title of "Best New Musical Theatre Company 2009" by the Charleston City Paper. As a violinist, Miss Kenney has performed for 3 seasons as a first violinist with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra in addition to performing with the Aurari Gypsy Jazz Ensemble, the Roanoke Opera Company, the Savannah Theatre Company, and the North Charleston Pops Orchestra, where she currently serves as Principal Violist.  As a pops artist, she has recorded with Mark Bryan (Hootie and the Blowfish) and has performed live with Quiana Parler, Michael BublĂ©,  Elise Testone, the Trans Siberian Orchestra, Strings of the South, Aslyn, Justin Rosolino, Martin Chalk, and Sarah McLachlan.