Principal Conductor

Kevin John Edusei

Kevin John Edusei is one of today's most promising young conductors. He is known for his delicate, clear conducting which creates space for new nuances in a wide-ranging repertoire from baroque to contemporary music.

Since the season 2014/2015 he has brought exceptional new visions to the Münchner Symphoniker as their chief conductor and has established a strong relationship with the audience.

Starting in the season 2015/16 he also acts as chief conductor at the Konzert Theater Bern where he has led the productions Peter Grimes, Ariadne auf NaxosSalome, Herzog Blaubarts Burg, Le nozze di Figaro, Tannhäuser and Symphonie imaginaire a new concert format that he has developed.

He first attracted international attention in 2008 when he won the first prize of the "International Dimitris Mitropoulos Competition" in Athens. Since then he has had guest engagements with numerous prestigious orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Tonkünstler-Orchester, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and the Ensemble Modern. In the year 2017 he gave his USA debut with the Colorado Symphony and for the first time appeared with the newly founded Chineke! Orchestra at the BBC Proms.

Following his successful debut at the Semperoper Dresden with Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail in 2009 he took over Hindemith's Cardillac the year after. In 2013 he presented himself to the Viennese audience with Mozart's Magic Flute at the Volksoper Wien. At the Komische Oper Berlin Edusei conducted the production of Don Giovanni in 2016. As part of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam’s NTR ZaterdagMatinee he led a spectacular concert performance of John Adams' Nixon in China in 2017.

Kevin collaborates closely with leading soloist as Jan Vogler, Albrecht Mayer, Christoph Prégardien, Arabella Steinbacher, Lauma Skride, Lise de la Salle, Edgar Moreau, David Orlowsky, Daniel Müller-Schott, Chen Reiss, Martin Stadtfeld, Nareh Arghamanyan, Anna Vinnitskaya and many others.

As prizewinner of the 2007 Lucerne Festival's conducting competition under the artistic direction of Pierre Boulez he conducted Stockhausen’s opus magnum Gruppen. During the Aspen Music Festival 2004 maestro David Zinman awarded him the fellowship for the American Academy of Conducting.

Kevin John Edusei received important artistical guidance from maestros Jac van Steen, Kurt Masur, Jorma Panula, Sylvain Cambreling and Peter Eötvös.

Furthermore Kevin was awarded the "Dirigentenforum" stipend of the German Music Council, the fellowship of the International Ensemble Modern Academy and the stipend of the Deutsche Bank affiliated organization "Akademie Musiktheater heute". 

Updated: August 2017

For more information visit Kevin John Edusei's official website.

Photo: © Marco Borggreve

Coming soon

Sat 30 Sep
02:00 PM
Herkulessaal, München
Mozart: Ouvertüre aus "Don Giovanni" Mozart: Sinfonia concertante für Oboe, Klarinette, Horn, Fagott und Orchester Es-Dur KV Anh. I,9 (297b) Mendelssohn: Symphonie Nr. 5 d-Moll op. 107, "Reformations-Sinfonie"
Tue 10 Oct
08:00 PM
Prinzregententheater, München
Gemeinsam mit Schauspieler Max Müller präsentieren die Münchner Symphoniker die „Geschichte eines Nussknackers“ von Alexandre Dumas zusammen mit Auszügen aus Peter Tschaikowskys beliebter Ballettmusik.
Wed 25 Oct
08:00 PM
Herkulessaal, München
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Stille und Umkehr Brahms: Konzert für Violine und Orchester D-Dur op. 77 Schubert: Symphonie Nr. 7 h-moll D 759 "Unvollendete" (fertig gestellt von Mario Venzago)
Thu 26 Oct
08:00 PM
Prinzregententheater, München
Brahms: Konzert für Violine und Orchester D-Dur op. 77 Schubert: Symphonie Nr. 7 h-moll D 759 "Unvollendete" (fertig gestellt von Mario Venzago)
Sun 05 Nov
07:00 PM
Herkulessaal, München
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem op. 45
Mon 02 Oct
07:30 PM
Christuskirche, Bad Füssing
Mendelssohn: Ouvertüre zu "Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde" op. 89 Mozart: Sinfonia concertante für Oboe, Klarinette, Horn, Fagott und Orchester Es-Dur KV Anh. I,9 (297b) Mendelssohn: Symphonie Nr. 5 d-Moll op. 107, "Reformations-Sinfonie"
Sun 15 Oct
11:30 AM
TonHalle München
Auf der Grundlage der Hörbuch-Fassung „Man sieht auch mit den Ohren gut“ schrieb die Musikjournalistin Kerstin Unseld eine 1-stündige Bühnenfassung für Kinder im Alter von 6 – 12 Jahren.
Sun 22 Oct
07:00 PM
bigBOX Allgäu, Kempten
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Stille und Umkehr Brahms: Konzert für Violine und Orchester D-Dur op. 77 Schubert: Symphonie Nr. 7 h-moll D 759 "Unvollendete" (fertig gestellt von Mario Venzago)
Sat 11 Nov
07:30 PM
Kongresshaus, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin Ravel: Klavierkonzert G-Dur Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 3 Es-Dur op. 55 „Eroica“
Fri 29 Dec
06:00 PM
Liederhalle, Stuttgart
Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 9 d-Moll op. 125