Kevin Neuhoff
Principal Timpani and Percussion
Kevin has performed with the Carmel Bach Festival for many seasons. He is the principal timpanist with the San Francisco Opera Center Orchestra, the Berkeley and Fremont symphonies, and principal percussionist with the Marin Symphony. Kevin also plays frequently with orchestras throughout Northern California including Oakland, Silicon Valley, California, Santa Rosa, Sacramento, and San Francisco symphonies. He has performed and or recorded with Philharmonia Baroque, the New Century Chamber Orchestra, Opera Parallele, Live Oak Baroque, the Albany Consort, Jubilant Baroque, and the California Bach Society. At the request of the music director, he joined Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal for its production of Messiaen’s opera St. Francois.

A versatile musician, he performs Broadway shows at Cinnabar Theater, contemporary music with San Francisco’s Earplay ensemble, and records for film and electronic media with the Skywalker Symphony. His recordings can be found on Harmonia Mundi, Koch, Wide Hive, New Albion, and Nonesuch labels. Kevin has also performed with the festivals of Aspen, Cabrillo, Mendocino, Other Minds, and Festival of the Americas in Montreal. At the Bach Festival, Kevin performs on hand made period timpani recently created by Aehnelt-Lefima of Cham, Germany.