Rhian Kenny joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1990 as Principal Piccolo. She is active in the PSO's education and outreach programs speaking often to groups throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Kenny was born in Benghazi, Libya and grew up in Calgary, Canada which is where she began her flute studies at the age of 9. She continued her studies with Timothy Hutchins at McGill University in Montréal where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Music. Throughout her studies, she won many competitions, including the Concours de l'Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières (1989), Concours de l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (1988), and the Concours de l'Orchestre symphonique de Québec (1987).

Rhian has no spare time because outside of the PSO, she enjoys running and a little yoga to keep her sanity. After that, she coaches softball, is president of her daughter's school PTG, and chauffeur to her three daughters.

She also teaches at Duquesne University, and privately.


B.M., Flute Performance, McGill University

Member, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra