Obituary: Artist manager Kenneth Wentworth, 92

Posted on: April 2, 2020

“Kenneth Wentworth, founder and chairman of the artist management firm Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd., named for his son, died on March 22 in Washington, D.C.,” writes Nicholas Beard in Wednesday’s (4/1) Musical America (subscription required). “He was 92. A pianist who studied under Irwin Freundlich at the Julliard School, he and his wife Jean had a piano four-hand team that toured world-wide, commissioned new music, and recorded regularly. They continued to perform together into their 80s. He was a much-admired teacher and chaired the music department at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, serving on the faculty for 40 years. He founded his firm in 1978, initially focusing on chamber music and overseeing the tours of the Borodin Trio. The company is now in its fourth decade, with a roster of 25 instrumentalists, conductors, and chamber groups, in addition to a number of special projects.”