Kenji Bunch (born July 27, 1973) is an American violist and composer.
Education and career
Bunch performed in the Portland Youth Philharmonic for five years (1986–1991). He graduated from Wilson High School (Portland, Oregon) in 1991 then attended The Juilliard School, where he earned degrees in viola performance and composition.
In March 2010 Bunch returned to Portland, Oregon for a performance of his orchestral work "For Our Children's Children," by the Portland Youth Philharmonic. On the same concert, he joined the orchestra onstage to perform Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, which he has said helped to inspire him to become a composer. Bunch's composition String Circle No. 1 is featured on the 2012 album Heavy from string quartet ETHEL.
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- "From Brooklyn to Portland: Composer Kenji Bunch returns to his roots"
- Young Composers Project