Edwin Maurice Outwater (born 12 April 1971) is an American conductor from Santa Monica, California, United States.
Outwater is the Music Director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in Ontario, Canada. He began his tenure in September 2007.
From 2001 to 2006, Edwin Outwater was Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, and from 2001 to 2005, he was the Wattis Foundation Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. During his tenure, he led the orchestra in all of their concerts as well as on tour to Europe in the summer of 2004. During the tour, the orchestra made its debut at Vienna’s Musikverein, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, and returned to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.
In North America, Outwater has appeared as guest conductor with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and with the Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Colorado Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Utah Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Honululu Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, New Mexico Symphony, Alabama Symphony, and the Santa Barbara Symphony. Internationally, he has appeared with the Orchestre de Bretagne, the Adelaide Symphony, and the National Youth Orchestra of New Zealand.
Before joining the San Francisco Symphony, Outwater served as Resident Conductor and Associate Guest Conductor of the Florida Philharmonic. He has also held posts as Associate Conductor of the Festival-Institute at Round Top (a renowned music-training program based in Texas), Principal Conductor of the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Molise, Italy, and Assistant Conductor of the Tulsa Philharmonic.
In March 2011 he conducted the YouTube Symphony Orchestra in the Sydney Opera House.
Famous quotes containing the word edwin:
“A good soul like a good body should be as unobtrusive as possible; in so far as it functions properly, it should not be noticed for good or for ill.”
—C.E.M. (Cyril Edwin Mitchinson)