Kevin John Edusei

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Kevin John Edusei


Kevin John Edusei is one of the outstanding conductors of his generation. Again and again he is praised for the musical tension and drama he gives to his conducting, which is characterized by a clear feeling for architecture and attention to detail. Edusei is consistently committed to a multifaceted and diverse repertoire from baroque to modern.

In the 2022-2023 season, he will make his debuts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony, the Symphony Orchestras of Cincinnati and Utah, and the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington DC). He returns to the podium of the London Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In Europe, Edusei has made guest appearances with numerous renowned orchestras in recent years and went with the Chineke! Orchestra when they embarked on a European tour through Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, the Helsinki Music Festival, and the Lucerne Festival, culminating in a television broadcast of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

The 2021-2022 season marked Edusei's eighth and last as chief conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra. At the beginning of the 2022-2023 season, he will assume the position of Principal Guest Conductor with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

In fall 2022, Edusei made his debut at the Royal Opera House with La bohème, to which he will return in 2023-2024. He has also conducted at the English National Opera, the Semperoper Dresden, the Staatsoper Hamburg, the Komische Oper Berlin, and the Volksoper Wien. 

As chief conductor at the Bern Opera House until 2019, he conducted a Mozart Da Ponte cycle described by the press as "stirring, luminous and historically informed" as well as new productions by Peter Grimes, Salome, Ariadne auf Naxos, Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Kát'a Kábanová, Tannhäuser, and Tristan und Isolde.