KD SCHMID is very pleased to welcome Nodoka Okisawa to its roster for worldwide management. Born in 1987 in Aomori, the conductor lives in Berlin and is the winner of the renowned Concours international de jeunes chefs d'orchestre de Besançon 2019, where she was awarded the “Grand Prix” as well as the Orchestra and Audience Prize. Already in 2018 she won the Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting, one of the most important international conducting competitions. At the beginning of the 2020/21 season, Nodoka Okisawa will be a scholarship holder of the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker and assistant to Kirill Petrenko. Highlights of the current and next season include her debuts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuiri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern and the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.