Kevin Flynn

Cello, 2015

Kevin Flynn is a cellist studying and working in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kevin received a Bachelor of Arts in Cello Performance, studying under Pablo Mahave-Veglia, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. He currently freelances around West Michigan, sits as Assistant Principal Cellist in the Holland Symphony Orchestra in Holland, Michigan, and performs with the GVSU New Music Ensemble under Bill Ryan.

With the HSO, Kevin has premiered Dreamtime Ancestors for Symphony Orchestra by Christopher Theofanidis. With the GVSU New Music Ensemble he has premiered chamber music by Anna Clyne, Adam Cuthbért & Dan Rhodé, Michael Lowenstern, Marc Mellits, Sarah Kirkland Snider, & Bill Ryan. Kevin has also played in Grand Rapids’ Artprize festival & New Music Detroit’s Strange Beautiful Music, and in venues from Constellation Chicago to Yellowstone National Park.

Kevin’s previous summer engagements include fresh inc. 2015 with Fifth House Ensemble (with premieres by Phong Tran and William Kenlon), Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute 2014 (with great music despite there being no premieres), and a 6-week program in Shanghai studying Eastern philosophy and culture (which brought Peking opera and periods of self-reflection).

Other activities include books and cats.

William Kenlon – Park Bench at the End of the World
for flute, oboe, viola, cello, double bass

Phong Tran – Torsion
for cello trio