Kynan Johns, conductor

"Incisive... first rate... brilliant" - New York TImes
"His direction breathes theater... attentive to the singer, lively, aerial and sensual" - Le Monde de la Musique

A protégé of Maestro Lorin Maazel, Kynan Johns has conducted over 100 orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Vienna Chamber Orchestra. He has worked at Covent Garden, conducted at La Scala, and worked with Maazel and Mehta for four seasons at the Palau de les Arts (Opera House) in Spain. In addition to complete Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss and Mahler cycles his opera credits include Don Giovanni, Madame Butterfly, Luisa Miller, Don Carlos, Turn of the Screw, La Boheme, Traviata, Faust, Adés's Powder Her Face & Offenbach's Perichole.

Welcome to my new website!

Welcome everyone to my new website!! It has been a long time in coming and much needed. Not sure how my old turned into an Asian puppy site - but there it is. Big thanks to KellyAnne Hanrahan for setting this site up for me including this space for my blog. I intend to use this blogpost to share my travels and comment upon the music and places I am conducting. Now and again I'll also post my thoughts on music, the music business today, the state of orchestras and opera companies around the world and to support any musical causes I feel important. Please feel free to write me on email or messenger if there are any topics you might wish me to talk about. Thank you again for all your support and interest. I look forward to seeing you at a concert sometime in the future.