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Kenji Bunch
Kenji Bunch

Kenji Bunch

Viola/Composition Instructor

Office: LH 243C
kbunch@pdx.edu

Kenji Bunch enjoys an active career as a composer, performer, and teacher. As one of the most frequently performed composers in the Pacific Northwest, his works have been performed by over sixty American orchestras and recorded numerous times.

A multi-instrumentalist who has recorded and toured in a wide array of styles and contexts, Mr. Bunch is most recognized for his work as a violist and for his own groundbreaking contributions to the viola repertoire.

 A graduate of the Juilliard School with degrees in both viola and composition, Mr. Bunch left New York City after two decades to return to his native Portland, Oregon, with his wife, concert pianist Monica Ohuchi, and their family. He currently serves as Artistic Director of new music group Fear No Music, and teaches viola, composition, and music theory at Portland State University, Reed College, and for the Portland Youth Philharmonic.