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Kensho Watanabe has served as Assistant Conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra since the '16-17 Season.  

Kensho made his subscription debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra in April 2017, stepping in last minute for Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin to much acclaim. 

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Kensho studied with distinguished conducting pedagogue Otto-Werner Mueller.  He also served as the inaugural Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellow at Curtis, where he was mentored by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.    

Recent News

Channel 6 WPVI in Philadelphia recently profiled Kensho as part of their Visions 2017 programming

Kensho joins the roster of Askonas Holt for worldwide management

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General Management 

Terry Shew, Senior Artist Manager

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