Kevin John Edusei *
Kevin John Edusei first attracted international attention in 2008
when he won the first prize of the prestigious "International
Dimitris Mitropoulos Competition" in Athens.
Since the season 2007/08 he holds the position of
1. Kapellmeister at the opera house of Augsburg, Germany.
In the year 2009 he gave his successful debut with the
Staatskapelle Dresden leading a series of performances of Die
Entführung aus dem Serail at the Semperoper Dresden.
In march 2010 he stepped in for maestro Fabio Luisi on short
notice to take over Paul Hindemith's Cardillac.
Further highlights of his work in the field of opera were his
acclaimed renderings of Fidelio, Don Carlos, Aïda, Madame
Butterfly, La Bohème, Le nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Il
barbiere di Siviglia, Lucia di Lammermoor, Orfeo ed Euridice,
Adriana Lecouvreur and Der ferne Klang.
As a guest conductor he has been invited by leading
European orchestras as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the
Konzerthaus-Orchester Berlin, the Residence Orchestra The
Hague, the Hamburger Symphoniker, the Düsseldorfer
Symphoniker, the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Wiener
Kammerorchester, and the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt
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 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". The German Music Council recently put
him on the shortlist "Maestros of tomorrow".
Kevin John Edusei received important artistical guidance from
maestros Kurt Masur, Jorma Panula, Eri Klas, Sylvain
Cambreling and Peter Eötvös. During the Aspen Music
Festival 2004 maestro David Zinman awarded him the
fellowship for the American Academy of Conducting which
gave him the possibility to work with distinguished artists as
Leon Fleisher, Julius Rudel, David Robertson and Michael
Kevin John Edusei obtained his Master of Music in orchestral
conducting at the University of the Arts Berlin and the Royal
Conservatoire The Hague as a student of Jac van Steen and