Kevin Fitzgerald (Conductor)

  • Associate Conductor, Jacksonville Symphony (2022-present)
  • Assistant Conductor, Alabama Symphony Orchestra (2018-2022)

2021 Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellow, and four-time recipient of Career Assistance Grants from The Solti Foundation U.S.,  American conductor Kevin Fitzgerald’s open-hearted presence and commitment to a diverse and modernized musical world bring him to the forefront of the next generation of conductors. Kevin is one of twenty conductors internationally to compete in the 2023 Mahler Competition with the Bamberger Symphoniker.

Kevin is the newly-appointed Associate Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony, and will debut with the orchestra in the 2022-23 season. Season highlights include runs of The Nutcracker and Die Zauberflöte with stage director Kristine McIntyre and the Jacksonville Symphony, his debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh performing Messiaen’s “Des canyons aux étoiles…” and three return guest conducting appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In the 2023-24 season, Kevin will make his subscription debut with the Jacksonville Symphony, and will lead a recording project of Sean Shepherd’s Concerto for Ensemble (2015) with the Grossman Ensemble at the University of Chicago. 

In previous seasons, Kevin conducted education concerts with the North Carolina Symphony, and a summer concert with the Rochester Philharmonic. Also in 2021-22, he was a cover conductor for the New York Philharmonic and the Minnesota Orchestra, an Assistant Conductor at Des Moines Metro Opera, and made his subscription debut with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, of which he was Assistant Conductor for four seasons. 

In summer 2021, Kevin gave eight performances with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Kevin also appeared at the TMC Festival of Contemporary Music concerts, and conducted the world premiere performance of Chinese composer Xinyang Wang’s “Between the Resonating Abysses”, and a performance of Saariaho’s “Graal théâtre” with violin soloist Momo Wong. While at TMC, Kevin worked closely with Thomas Adès, and was his rehearsal conductor for Ligeti’s Violin Concerto as well as conducting Per Nørgård’s “Dream Play’ in his stead. 

Kevin is based in Raleigh, NC where he lives with his husband, violist Kurt Tseng, and their two dogs Bennie and Chipper. 

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