Conductor Keitaro Harada.

“Keitaro Harada receives the 2023 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award,” states an unsigned article on Monday’s (4/24) Violin Channel. “The $30,000 award is given annually to a promising American conductor 38 years of age or younger…. The award provides career guidance, industry connections, and $30,000 for grant recipients to further hone their skills…. Harada said, ‘I thank the Foundation for its ongoing support, which has helped to advance my career and accomplish many of my goals.’… Harada is the current Music & Artistic Director of the Savannah Philharmonic, where he recently renewed his contract through the 2026-27 season. As Associate Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, he has also forged a close connection with the NHK Symphony … A six-time recipient of the Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Harada has formerly served as Associate Conductor for four years at the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops … [Solti Foundation U.S. Board Chair] Penny Van Horn stated, ‘…Over the years, we have witnessed [Harada’s] growth on the podium, and his dedication to learning and mastering the art of conducting, not only in the orchestral and operatic fields, but also in the recording arena.”