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Kevin John Edusei

Principal Guest Conductor, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

  • German conductor Kevin John Edusei is sought-after the world over. 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. 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 from the baroque to the contemporary.

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  • Edusei’s 2022/23 season includes debuts with the Munich Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Hallé, Utah Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and National Symphony (Washington DC) orchestras amongst others; return engagements include the London Symphony Orchestra, marking Edusei’s Barbican Centre debut, the City of Birmingham Symphony and Baltimore Symphony orchestras.  In recent seasons he has conducted many of the major orchestras across the UK, Holland, Germany and the US and in Summer 2022 appeared with the Chineke! Orchestra on a Summer festivals tour which included Snape, Hamburg, Helsinki, the closing concert of the Lucerne Festival and a televised performance of Beethoven 9 at the BBC Proms.  Edusei is the former Chief Conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra and is now the Principal Guest Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

    In Autumn 2022, Edusei made his debut with the Royal Opera House conducting La bohème and he will return in 23/24.  Previously he has conducted at the English National Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Hamburg State Opera, Volksoper Wien and Komische Oper Berlin. During his time as Chief Conductor of Bern Opera House, he led many new productions including Peter Grimes, Salome, Bluebeard’s Castle, Tannhäuser, Tristan und Isolde, Kátya Kábanová and a cycle of the Mozart Da-Ponte operas. 

    2022/23 season / 284 words. Not to be altered without permission.

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Livestreams & Broadcasts

London Symphony Orchestra | October 2022

Samy Moussa Crimson
Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version)

Click to watch on Marquee TV


Chineke! Orchestra & Voices | BBC Proms | September 2022

Walker Lilacs
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral'

Click to watch on BBC iPlayer

Adams’s huge Technicolor vision [Harmonielehrer] sounded completely convincing, and the conductor Kevin John Edusei dappled the sound like a master technician teasing out details in the grandeur.

The Times, 5 Stars

"A bracingly taut Fifth Symphony… under the stylish baton of Kevin John Edusei, everything was played with musical transparency…this performance showed its enduringly warm and lyrical qualities."

Daily Telegraph

“A welcome burst of sunshine, a musical shot of Vitamin D (Mendelssohn)… Edusei cuts a dashing figure on the podium. His wristy baton technique is big and fluid and he cues meticulously…Edusei resisted the temptation to pummel the accelerator, allowing clean woodwind articulation…a reading full of vim and vigour." (Schumann).


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Assistant Artist Manager
+44 20 7608 9901

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