John Kevin Edusei
(c) Marco Borggreve

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra today announced the appointment of German conductor Kevin John Edusei, 45, as the orchestra’s next Principal Guest Conductor. His initial three-year term begins with the 2022-23 Season. He will serve as Principal Guest Conductor Designate beginning January 1, 2022, and become Principal Guest Conductor on August 1, 2022. He succeeds Robert Spano, who was formerly the FWSO’s Principal Guest Conductor, before becoming Music Director in 2022.

Kevin John Edusei is currently in his eighth and final season as Chief Conductor of the Munich Symphony. He also served as Chief Conductor of the Bern Opera House from 2015 to 2019.

Mr. Edusei is of mixed Ghanaian and German ancestry and resides in Germany with his wife and three children. He was a prize-winner at the Lucerne Festival conducting competition under the artistic direction of Pierre Boulez and Peter Eötvös; and, in 2008, he won First Prize at the International Dimitris Mitropoulos Competition.

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