Ono's contributions -the crystalline clarity he brought to the most complex texture's, meticulous highlighting of each important line, and his command of the overall architecture- contributed to making this a rewarding experience even for those encountering the concerto for the first time.
- Music Director, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
- Music Director, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
- Artistic Adviser, New National TheatreTokyo
Kazushi Ono is Music Director of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. In 2016 he became Artistic Advisor to the New National Theatre Tokyo, a position that he will hold until September 2018, after which he will become the Theatre’s Artistic Director. From 2008 to 2017, Kazushi Ono maintained his position as Principal Conductor of Opéra National de Lyon.
Following his tenure as Principal Conductor in Lyon, he was awarded ‘Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ by French cultural minister Françoise Nyssen, a further distinguished title adding to the prestigious Asahi Prize, given in January 2015, for his contribution to Japanese society. This award distinguishes individuals who have greatly contributed to the development and progress of Japanese culture and society at large.
Awards for Maestro Arts Artists19 June 2017
Lyon: End of an era for Kazushi Ono12 June 2017
Viva Maestro: a gala concert in honour of Kazushi Ono8 June 2017
Kazushi Ono conducts Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Lyon18 January 2016
Kazushi Ono awarded prestigious Asahi Prize9 January 2016
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra - 50th Anniversary Tour13 November 2015
OBC 2015-16 season under new musical director, Kazushi Ono31 August 2015