GarRett Keast, Conductor
Garrett Keast is gaining worldwide attention for his ability to create energetic and lively experiences both in concert halls and opera houses. Praised by the press for “leaving audiences hungry for more”, the Berlin-based conductor is recognized for his vast repertoire experience, and particularly for his focus and expertise on American repertoire. Admired for the enthusiasm and synergy he continually builds with musicians, Keast is considered an inspiring and invigorating leader.
Mentored by Christoph Eschenbach, who has strongly supported and influenced him in his work, Keast launched his international career in New York City. In great demand as a guest conductor, he regularly appears at venues such as the Opéra National de Paris, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Munich’s Gasteig, the Staatsoper Hamburg, and Germany’s largest concert house, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and of course Konzerthausorchester Berlin. As a concert artist, praised for his “elasticity in phrasing”, he recently led successful performances with orchestras such as the Tonkünstler Orchester Vienna, NDR Sinfonieorchester, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Belgian National Orchestra, and culminating with opening-season concert performances in Hamburg’s renowned Elbphilharmonie.