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Kevin John Edusei

About this Artist

German conductor Kevin John Edusei is sought-after the world over. He is deeply committed to the creative elements of performance, presenting classical music in new formats, cultivating audiences, introducing music by under-represented composers and conducting an eclectic range of repertoire. He is praised repeatedly for the drama and tension that he brings to his music-making, for his attention to detail, sense of architecture, and the fluidity, warmth and insight that he brings to his performances.

Edusei has conducted many of the major orchestras across the United States including the Seattle, Detroit, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Dallas, Oregon and National Symphony orchestras; he also appears regularly with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra with whom he holds the title of Principal Guest Conductor. Elsewhere in recent seasons he has conducted the Munich Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, London Philharmonic and London Symphony orchestras amongst others and in the coming seasons will appear in major venues in Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, London and will make his debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He works regularly with the Chineke! Orchestra, and recent highlights with them have included performances at London’s Royal Festival Hall, Lucerne Festival, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Snape Maltings, Helsinki Festival, and at the BBC Proms for a televised performance of Beethoven IX.

Edusei is also an active opera conductor; in Autumn 2022 he made his debut at the Royal Opera House conducting La bohème, which was streamed across multiple cinemas world- wide, and in 2024 he returns for a production of Madama Butterfly. Previously he has conducted at the Semperoper Dresden, English National Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Volksoper Wien and Komische Oper Berlin. During his time as Chief Conductor of Bern Opera House, he led many highly acclaimed new productions including Peter Grimes, Ariadne auf Naxos, Salome, Bluebeard’s Castle and Tristan und Isolde.