Shuya Okatsu

Conductor

Biography

Placido Domingo, Mirella Freni, Sheryl Milnes, Eva Marton, Rune Kollo, Francisco Araisa, Ingvar Wixell, Seiji Ozawa, Dennis Russel Davies – this is only a few of well-renowned artists who collaborated with Japanese conductor Shuya Okatsu.

Recently made a very successful debut conducting Tosca at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
Born in Tokyo, in 1961, Shuya Okatsu began his very successful carrier in 1983 at the Japan Opera Foundation.

In 1988 he became an Assistant Conductor to G. M. D. Dennis Russell Davies at the Bonn State Opera. From 1991 to 1994, he was also appointed as Principal Conductor at the Gelsenkirchen Opera.

In 1996 Mr. Okatsu was chosen and appointed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra Chief-Conductor Seiji Ozawa to arrange the music for the National Anthems of National Participating in the Olympic Games of that year. As assistant to Seiji Ozawa, he also prepared the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra for a production of the opera The Magic Flute, which was staged in Japan in 1997.

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