International Music Competition & Workshop Overview

Kimbo Ishii
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Kimbo Ishii has served as Music Director to various Orchestras and Opera houses such as 2019-2022 General Music Director of the Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, 2010-2019 General Music Director of the Theater Magdeburg,
2009-2013 Principal Guest Conductor of the Osaka Symphony Orchestra in Japan, and 2006-2008 Principal Conductor (Kapellmeister) of the Komische Oper Berlin

For several seasons he was Cover Conductor with both the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic where he had assisted world-class conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Bernard Haitink, Sir Simon Rattle etc.

Ishii was a prizewinner in Denmark's Nikolai Malko International Conducting Competition in 1995, and in 2010 he was also bestowed the "Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award" (Sony Music Foundation).