Nodoka Okisawa
(c)( Yves Petir/Festival de musique Besançon

Nodoka Okisawa (*1987) has been appointed 14th Chief Conductor of the City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. During her initial three-year term starting in March 2023, she will lead the renowned Japanese orchestra in subscription, education and family concerts. She is the successor of Junichi Hirokami who ended his 14-year term in March 2022.

Okisawa is the winner of the Concours international de jeunes chefs d’orchestre de Besançon 2019, where she was awarded the Grand Prix, the Orchestra Prize and the Audience Prize. In 2018, she won the Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting. From 2020 until 2022, Nodoka Okisawa has been a scholarship holder at the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker and assistant to Kirill Petrenko.

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