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Welcome Principal Guest Conductor

Kevin John Edusei

Read the full release on Maestro Edusei's appointment here:

Official Press Release


In 2021/22 Edusei will make many debuts - in North America these include the Dallas, Baltimore, Forth Worth, Indianapolis Symphony and Minnesota orchestras and at Alice Tully Hall (New York City) with the Juilliard Orchestra; in Europe debuts include the Royal Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras, Essen Philharmonic and Radio Symphony Berlin amongst others.  The 21/22 season will also mark Edusei’s sixth and final season as Chief Conductor of the Munich Symphony.  Highlights from past seasons include performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, Deutsche Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and the Chineke! Orchestra at the BBC Proms and Royal Festival Hall.

In 2019 Edusei concluded his tenure as Chief Conductor of Bern Opera House, where he led many new productions including Britten Peter Grimes, Strauss Salome, Bartók Bluebeard’s Castle, Wagner Tannhäuser, Janáček Kátya Kábanová, a cycle of the Mozart Da Ponte operas.  Elsewhere, Edusei has conducted at the Semperoper Dresden, Hamburg State Opera, Volksoper Wien and Komische Oper Berlin. Most recently he made his debut at the Hannover State Opera in a new production of Puccini Tosca and at English National Opera in a new production of Mozart The Marriage of Figaro and he looks forward to making his debut at London’s Royal Opera House in a coming season.

In 2014 Edusei was awarded the fellowship for the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival by David Zinman, in 2007 he was a prize-winner at the Lucerne Festival conducting competition under the artistic direction of Pierre Boulez and Peter Eötvös, and in 2008 he won the First prize at the International Dimitris Mitropoulos Competition.