Kevin John EduseiConductor. Born 5 August 1976
Kevin John Edusei Biography (Wikipedia)
Kevin John Edusei (born 5 August 1976, Bielefeld) is a German conductor.
Edusei is of mixed Ghanaian and German ancestry, with a Ghanaian physician father, and a German historian, theologian, and pastor mother. His material grandmother, Antonie Wingels, was an opera singer with the Theater Bielefeld. He learned piano as a youth, and subsequently changed his musical study interests to percussion. At age 14, he became a percussionist with the youth orchestra in Ostwestfalen-Lippe. He studied percussion, sound engineering, and conducting at the Berlin University of the Arts. He continued his formal academic music studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where his teachers included Jac van Steen and Ed Spanjaard.
In the USA, Edusei held a 3-month conducting scholarship at the 2004 Aspen Music Festival, where David Zinman served as a mentor. He was one of three participants in the 2007 Lucerne Festival Academy conducting class, under the guidance of Pierre Boulez and Péter Eötvös. He was a first-prize recipient in the 2008 Dimitri Mitropoulos Conducting Competition. His other conducting mentors have included Marc Albrecht, Kurt Masur, and Sylvain Cambreling.
- Dvořák: Rondo in G minor, Op 94 (excerpt) (2017)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fdjnc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fdjnc.jpg2017-10-08T20:30:00.000ZThe young star cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs Dvořák's entertaining Rondo with Chineke!, conducted by Kevin John Edusei.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05hz924
Dvořák: Rondo in G minor, Op 94 (excerpt) (2017)
- Handel: Messiah – 'Rejoice greatly' (excerpt) (2017)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fdjp2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fdjp2.jpg2017-10-08T20:30:00.000ZTrinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique joins Chineke! to perform 'Rejoice greatly' from Messiah by Handel.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05hzffb
Handel: Messiah – 'Rejoice greatly' (excerpt) (2017)
- Chineke!: the best bits (2017)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fh5gz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fh5gz.jpg2017-09-08T20:30:00.000ZThe UK’s first majority BME orchestra, Chineke!, makes its Proms debut. Conducted by Kevin John Edusei, with soloists Jeanine De Bique and Sheku Kanneh-Mason.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05ff0yx
Chineke!: the best bits (2017)
- Hannah Kendall: The Spark Catchers (excerpt) (2017)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05dsz3q.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05dsz3q.jpg2017-09-08T20:30:00.000ZThe Spark Catchers takes its inspiration and title from a Lemn Sissay poem. Performed by Chineke!, conducted by Kevin John Edusei.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05ff4zf
Hannah Kendall: The Spark Catchers (excerpt) (2017)
Kevin John Edusei Tracks