2023 The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award
The Sir Georg Solti Fellow
Recipient of the prestigious 2023 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, conductor Keitaro Harada is armed with intensity and depth, consistently providing riveting concerts and opera performances in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. And as Music & Artistic Director of the Savannah Philharmonic since the 2020-21 season—where he has recently renewed his contract through the 2026-27 season—Harada has transformed the quality of the orchestra and energized its audiences throughout the community with his imaginative programs and charismatic presence. Associate Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Harada has also forged a close connection with the NHK Symphony, with whom he appears frequently. His eclectic musical scope ranges from symphony, opera, and chamber works to pops, film scores, educational outreach, and multidisciplinary projects, all of which enrich his programming.