With a strong international reputation for his interpretations of both orchestral and operatic music, Canadian conductor Julian Kuerti combines a confident style, artistic integrity and passion for collaboration bringing him to the forefront of the music scene. Julian Kuerti has led major symphony orchestras and has appeared in renowned opera houses and concert halls on five continents, and enjoys close working relationships with many of the leading soloists and singers of today.

From the downbeat, one was immediately struck by Kuerti’s natural, genuine musicianship…”

In 2018, Kuerti was named Music Director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. The KSO is one of the flagship orchestras in Michigan, celebrating their 100th anniversary in the 2021-2022 season. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Kuerti’s visionary leadership kept the orchestra playing throughout, embracing new technologies and formats for concerts to wide critical acclaim. The KSO will celebrate the end of its 100th season with the premiere of André Previn’s Concerto for Orchestra, the last major work written by this American composer.

The musical ideas sparkled like small jewels; Kuerti held their fast succession up to the jubilant Finale”

Kuerti was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru in 2019, and he appeared several times with them during the two pre-pandemic seasons at the Gran Teatro Nacional in Lima. Maestro Kuerti has enjoyed a strong relationship with the OSNP over many years, and he produced an hour-long internet special during Covid featuring the orchestra and the National Children’s Chorus. He looks forward to returning to Peru for in-person concerts in 2023.

For a complete and updated biography please visit Julian’s page at IMG Artists.