Eduardo Strausser
Conductor

“…a real force of nature. His conducting is imbued with charisma, stage presence, and good chemistry with the orchestra ...” (Daily Revolution)

Contacts

Linda Marks +44 (0)20 3725 9120
Ed Milner +44 (0)20 3725 9178
Marie Strube +44 (0)20 3725 9120

Biography

Eduardo Strausser’s powerful and dynamic style was recently praised by Opera magazine, which singled him out as bringing “youthful fire to the work [of Otello]”, and “drew out playing that displayed the full spectrum of the Wagnerian instrumental palette, with an expressionist zest spurred on by an all-pervading sense of angst [of Lohengrin]”

The Lohengrin performances took place at the Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo where Eduardo was Resident Conductor for 2014-2016. During his last season in São Paulo Eduardo led performances of Strauss' Elektra and Carlos Gomes' Fosca,as well as performances of The Nutcracker with the Balé da Cidade de São Paulo and a Stefano Poda production of Mahler’s Symphony No.1. As part of his São Paulo tenure he also led concerts in the symphonic series.

 

Eduardo Strausser’s powerful and dynamic style was recently praised by Opera magazine, which singled him out as bringing “youthful fire to the work [of Otello]”, and “drew out playing that displayed the full spectrum of the Wagnerian instrumental palette, with an expressionist zest spurred on by an all-pervading sense of angst [of Lohengrin]”

The Lohengrin performances took place at the Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo where Eduardo was Resident Conductor for 2014-2016. During his last season in São Paulo Eduardo led performances of Strauss' Elektra and Carlos Gomes' Fosca,as well as performances of The Nutcracker with the Balé da Cidade de São Paulo and a Stefano Poda production of Mahler’s Symphony No.1. As part of his São Paulo tenure he also led concerts in the symphonic series.

In 2017 Eduardo looks forward to engagements with Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico and Orquestra Petrobras Sinfônica as well as concerts in Italy with I Pomeriggi Musicali and a return to Das Berner Symphonieorchester. Other engagements in Europe include the Tampere Philharmonic and the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara.

From 2012 to 2014 Eduardo was Music Director at the Orchesterverein Wiedikon and the Kammerorchester Kloten in Zürich. Other orchestras he has worked with include Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Lucerne Festival Strings and Berliner Camerata.

Eduardo has conducted Die Zauberflötewith the Meininger Hofkapelle, and last season led Puccini’s La bohèmeat the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.As well as concerts at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in January 2017 he conducted performances of La bohème at the Teatro Verdi di Padova and the Teatro Sociale di Rovigo.

Besides his studies at the Zurich University of Arts, Eduardo worked with the visionary composer Karlheinz Stockhausen as part of a two-month course in Kürten, Germany. He has also participated in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink and David Zinman in Switzerland, and with Kurt Masur in New York. In 2008 Eduardo was selected to take part in the prestigious International Forum for Conductors at the Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany, where he had the chance to work closely with composers György Kurtág and Brian Ferneyhough.

Eduardo is fluent in Portuguese, Romanian, German, English, Italian, French, Spanish and Hebrew.

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Linda Marks +44 (0)20 3725 9120
Ed Milner +44 (0)20 3725 9178
Marie Strube +44 (0)20 3725 9120

Reviews

“Eduardo Strausser holds a light direction, he’s sensible in choosing the timing and dynamics, attentive to the contrast of colors, very expressive. But, most importantly, the direction has a fast paced narrative rhythm and is pervaded by theatricality beauty, able to return to listening all the soft delicacy of Puccini's score, without never incurring in languorousness.” (Teatro.it, February 2017)

“The conductor Eduardo Strausser strikes, and the first three chords, solemn, threatening, sound different. Livelier, faster, or more intense. Immediately, everything ... electrifies, pardon the pun.  (…)  Strausser conducts with precision, spirit, energy. The Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal responds magnificently.” (concerto.com, October 2016)

“A superb Strausser at Teatro la Fenice in Venice” - "The perfection of the Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice shone in all its grace thanks to young conductor Eduardo Strausser ... a real force of nature. His conducting is imbued with charisma, stage presence, and good chemistry with the orchestra ..." (Daily Revolution, March 2016)

“Eduardo Strausser holds a light direction, he’s sensible in choosing the timing and dynamics, attentive to the contrast of colors, very expressive. But, most importantly, the direction has a fast paced narrative rhythm and is pervaded by theatricality beauty, able to return to listening all the soft delicacy of Puccini's score, without never incurring in languorousness.” (Teatro.it, February 2017)

“The conductor Eduardo Strausser strikes, and the first three chords, solemn, threatening, sound different. Livelier, faster, or more intense. Immediately, everything ... electrifies, pardon the pun.  (…)  Strausser conducts with precision, spirit, energy. The Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal responds magnificently.” (concerto.com, October 2016)

“A superb Strausser at Teatro la Fenice in Venice” - "The perfection of the Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice shone in all its grace thanks to young conductor Eduardo Strausser ... a real force of nature. His conducting is imbued with charisma, stage presence, and good chemistry with the orchestra ..." (Daily Revolution, March 2016)

“On the podium, the young Brazilian conductor Eduardo Strausser [conducting the Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice] proves himself a sensitive musician . . . Strausser has a beautiful gesture that translates into a very organic performance...” (Operaclick, March 2016)

“Young Eduardo Strausser, the theater's resident conductor drew out playing that displayed the full spectrum of the Wagnerian instrumental palette, with an expressionist zest spurred on by an all-pervading sense of angst.”m (Opera Magazine, January 2016)

“Everything changed on the second evening [this time under conductor Eduardo Strausser]. The orchestra seemed more confident, and Eduardo Strausser, lyrical and narrative, adjusting the intensity so as to bring out the voices, immediately captured the audience’s attention.” (Revista Concerto, October 2015)

”Eduardo Strausser brings youthful fire to the work (G. Verdi's Otello) alongside vigilant attention to accuracy.” (Opera Magazine, July 2015)

”... the conductor expresses profound and passionate perception [of the opera Eugene Onegin], presenting the inner turmoil of the protagonists and the passions at stake.” (Ópera Actual Magazine, July 2015)