Maestro quits Munich in search of bigger things

Maestro quits Munich in search of bigger things


norman lebrecht

July 20, 2021

Kevin John Edusei has announced he is stepping down next May as chief conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra. He has been in charge there since 2014 and would now like ‘to concentrate more on his international career’.

Edusei, 44, is with the London-based agency Intermusica. A winner of the Mitropolous Competition, he was also chief conductor in Berne, Switzerland, until 2019.


  • Wurm says:

    Good luck with that career move post-Covid – at least he thinks international travel and performances will be possible

  • NotToneDeaf says:

    This is a hugely talented conductor whom the US (and most of Europe) is ignoring. He would be a perfect candidate for MD at any number of the mid-size major orchestras currently looking. But . . . somehow the PR machine hasn’t clicked for him.

  • fflambeau says:

    Edusei is of mixed Ghanaian (black) and German ancestry so I’m guessing he feels his market value with greater acceptance of blacks (in theory) in classical music has increased. Munich is a good place to be, though.

  • He has debuts with Dallas Symphony-Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Royal Opera House coming up. I hope things continue to go well for him.