Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy

British-born violinist and violist
An acclaimed British violinist with a maverick sensibility who moves expertly between the jazz, rock, and classical music worlds.
BornDecember 28, 1956
HometownBrighton, England
Net worth$5 million


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Nigel Brown, financial services entrepreneur who enabled Nigel Kennedy to acquire his first Stradivarius violin – obituary

  • Nigel Brown, who has died aged 77, was a successful investment manager who in 1985 arranged for the violinist Nigel Kennedy to purchase his first Stradivarius violin; this led to the creation of the Stradivari Trust, which has since helped to provide high-value instruments for many of the country’s leading classical musicians including the cellist Steven Isserlis, the violinist Jennifer Pike and the viola player Lawrence Power.