"After an impressive debut with NHK Symphony Orchestra in summer of 2019, Harada immediately had a reinvitation for the 2019-20 season and in 2020-21 stepped in for MTT for two additional subscription weeks."
The 2020-21 season marked the beginning of Keitaro Harada’s tenure as Music and Artistic Director of the Savannah Philharmonic and Associate Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. A growing presence across the globe, Harada has many recent and upcoming engagements, including the symphony orchestras of Houston, NHK, Yomiuri Nippon, Osaka, Seattle, Hawaii, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Memphis, Louisiana, North Carolina, Phoenix, and Virginia, as well as the New JapanPhilharmonic and Tokyo Philharmonic. A well versed opera conductor, Harada has led productions of Pagliacci, Carmen, and Turn of the Screw(North Carolina Opera), Mazzoli’s Songfrom the Uproar (Cincinnati Opera), DonPasquale, La Fille du Régiment, and Tosca (Arizona Opera). He conducted Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos as the 2010 Seiji Ozawa Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival. Harada recently completed his fourth season as Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops, where he regularly assisted Music Director Louis Langrée and collaborated with James Conlon and Juanjo Mena on the May Festival. He is a five-time recipient of The Solti Foundation U.S.Career Assistance Award and Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview (2013). In 2018 and 2016, he was invited by Valery Gergiev to serve on the faculty of the Pacific Music Festival.