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The Australian conductor Kynan Johns is currently Director of Orchestral Activities at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He is also Associate Conductor of both the Chinese National Symphony and the Israel Symphony, Haifa. A graduate of the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide, Kynan Johns has studied with Kurt Masur, Eri Klas, Peter Eotvos, Ton Koopman, and others. He made his professional début in 1997 with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and has since conducted all of Australia’s state symphony orchestras, and is a regular guest conductor throughout Australia and New Zealand. He made his début as an opera conductor in 1999, with Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia for Opera Australia. This was followed in 2000 by The Tales of Hoffmann and Madama Butterfly (Australia) and Peter Grimes for the New Israeli Opera. He made his European début in 2000, conducting the Netherlands Radio Symphony at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. He has conducted more than sixty orchestras and opera companies throughout the world, and was recently awarded second prize in the prestigious Dimitri Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition. He made his Carnegie Hall début as one of eight finalists in the Maazel/Vilar conducting competition, chosen by Lorin Maazel from more than 400 applicants worldwide.

Role: Conductor 
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