A distinguished cellist, singer, composer and songwriter from Charlotte, North Carolina, Kendall Ramseur uses his gifts to create positive, inspiring, and heart-felt experiences through music. He enjoys fusing the sounds of different genres with classical elements learned through conservatory training.
Kendall’s journey to music began at age seven when his father purchased an upright piano for the family. While excelling in his piano studies, he found his instrument of choice at age ten, when his orchestra teacher encouraged the students to pick an instrument that spoke to them. Kendall chose the cello, or rather the cello chose him and opened up a whole world of possibilities.
Kendall received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). He studied cello under the instruction of Dr. Brooks Whitehouse. Upon graduating UNCSA, Kendall matriculated to Boston University’s College of Fine Arts (BU) where he received his Master’s of Music in Cello Performance with Marc Johnson, member of the Vermeer String Quartet.Kendall’s professional journey began in 2013, with the release of his debut album T.I.M.E., and the launch of his album tour. He was later awarded the Gospel/Inspirational Artist of the Year by the Boston Music Awards.
Since then, Kendall has performed his original compositions at over 100 events in Massachusetts and around the country including: ArtsEmerson “The World on Stage”, Cast Party for “Daniel Beaty”, Wheelock’s 2013 Metro Boston Race Amity Celebration, Kendall Square Concert Series and Boston Green Festival. Kendall was a featured panelist on the Boston University Music Symposium, “The Multi- modal Musician: The Success of Adaptability”. Additionally, the Boston Globe recommended him as one of the artists to see at the 2014 First Night Boston. In May 2017, Ramseur soloed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra where he performed the Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto III Mvmt. Kendall is one-fourth of the nationally-acclaimed and billboard charting quartet, Sons of Serendip who gained fame during Season 9 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
As a group, they’ve collaborated with Grammy award winners John Legend, Train and Cynthia Erivo. They have performed twice with the highly distinguished Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. They have also played with the Boston Pops for the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular. Kendall has orchestrated various parts for the group’s performances with the Boston Pops and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Recently the Sons of Serendip rejoined other A-List entertainers on AGT, performing in the first-ever America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular, aired nationwide on NBC. The quartet was also invited to perform at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards for the In Memoriam segment. As a group they average between 40-50 performances a year, traveling both nationally and internationally. In 2017, the group released their third studio album Life + Love. As a member of Sons of Serendip, Ramseur has exercised his ability to arrange, orchestrate, compose and program material for both the group’s performances and albums.
Ramseur utilizes his talents of composition, songwriting, singing, piano and cello playing to tell a story that will inspire. Through his passion for music he endeavors to spread a message of positivity and hope. Kendall performs on a CR Series Electric Cello, endorsed by NS Design.