Kevin John Edusei

Belonging to a new generation of broadly interested and well trained conductors, Kevin John Edusei has built a repertoire that expands from baroque to contemporary music. With his precise knowledge of the scores and passionate persuasive power Kevin John Edusei motivates the musicians in an enthralling way.

His vivacious and fiery conducting style is linked with a particular instinct for the beauty of sound, which above all enthuses the audience as well.

Recently Kevin John Edusei has been appointed chief-conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra. His three year term will begin in September 2014 and this will mark a new step in his career. 

Having a German-Ghanese background he was raised in Bielefeld where he studied percussion. In The Netherlands he was trained to perform and conduct contemporary music among other with the Percussion Group The Hague and  the Asko Ensemble.  He was one of the three winners of the 2007 Lucerne Festival's conducting competition - under the artistic direction of Pierre Boulez and Peter Eötvös - to conduct Karlheinz Stockhausens opus magnum Gruppen für drei Orchester.

Furthermore Kevin John was awarded the Dirigentenforum stipend of the German Music Council, the fellowship of the International Ensemble Modern Academy and the stipend of Akademie Musiktheater heute. During the Aspen Music Festival 2004 David Zinman awarded him the fellowship for the American Academy of Conducting.

In the opera field Kevin John Edusei conducts regularly modern repertoire. For a period of seven years he held the position of 1st Kapellmeister and deputy general music director at the opera houses of Augsburg and Bielefeld, Germany.  From 2011 he guest conducted at opera houses like Semper Oper Dresden and Volksoper Wien. As the first guest-conductor at the Konzerttheater Bern he now leads new productions of Ariadne auf Naxos; Peter Grimes; Salomé and Blaubart.

Kevin John attracted international attention when he won the first prize of the "International Dimitris Mitropoulos Competition". Since then he has been invited by European symphonic orchestras all over Europe.

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