Kemal Khan, Conductor

 

American conductor and pianist Kamal Khan has performed with many opera companies around the world including the MET, Dallas Opera, Baltimore Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Teatro de las Bellas Artes (Mexico City),  Teatro Municipal Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo (Brazil),  Oper der Stadt Bonn, Staatstheater Schwerin (Germany), Tokyo Opera City, Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater (Nagoya), Cape Town Opera, Opera South Africa, Opera de Puerto Rico, Seoul Arts Center, Asian Cultural Center (Korea), the International Festivals of Cervantino (Mexico) and Santander, Mérida, La Coruña, Tenerife and Málaga (Spain).

 

He has conducted the Jerusalem Symphony, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Beijing Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, São Paulo Philharmonic, Balearic Islands Philharmonic, Oviedo Philharmonic, the Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra, Sinfonica de Galicia, Cape Town Philharmonic, Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic and the Orchestra of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

As a recitalist and accompanist he has appeared in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall and Weill Hall in New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Gran Teatro Liceu and the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Palais Garnier in Paris, Suntory Hall and Casals Hall in Tokyo, Osaka Festival Hall, the Palau de Congressos in Andorra and the Baxter Concert Hall and Montecasino in South Africa with singers such as Dmitri Hvorostovsky  Nadine Sierra, Marcelo Alvarez, Pretty Yende, Bryn Terfel, Angela Meade, Juan Pons, Veronica Villarroel, June Anderson, Harolyn Blackwell, Justino Diaz, Lauren Flanigan, Herman Prey, Larissa Martinez and violinist Joshua Bell.  

Kamal Khan was the recipient from the first National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts prize, he has also received prizes and grants from the National Association of Music Teachers and the National Symphony Orchestra DC. The PBS- Channel 13 documentary “I Live to Sing” based on his work in South Africa won the 2014 EMMY.