Eduardo Strausser’s powerful and dynamic style was recently praised by Opera magazine, which singled him out as bringing “youthful fire to the work [of Otello]”, and “drew out playing that displayed the full spectrum of the Wagnerian instrumental palette, with an expressionist zest spurred on by an all-pervading sense of angst [of Lohengrin]”.
The Lohengrin performances took place at the Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo where Eduardo was Resident Conductor for 2014-2016. During his last season in São Paulo Eduardo led performances of Strauss' Elektra and Carlos Gomes' Fosca, as well as performances of The Nutcracker with the Balé da Cidade de São Paulo and a Stefano Poda production of Mahler’s Symphony No.1. As part of his São Paulo tenure he also led concerts in the symphonic series.
In 2017 Eduardo looks forward to engagements with Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico and Orquestra Petrobras Sinfônica as well as concerts in Italy with I Pomeriggi Musicali and a return to Das Berner Symphonieorchester. Other engagements in Europe include the Tampere Philharmonic and the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara.
From 2012 to 2014 Eduardo was Music Director at the Orchesterverein Wiedikon and the Kammerorchester Kloten in Zürich. Other orchestras he has worked with include Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Lucerne Festival Strings and Berliner Camerata.
Eduardo has conducted Die Zauberflöte with the Meininger Hofkapelle, and last season led Puccini’s La bohème at the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. As well as concerts at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in January 2017 he conducted performances of La bohème at the Teatro Verdi di Padova and the Teatro Sociale di Rovigo.
Besides his studies at the Zurich University of Arts, Eduardo worked with the visionary composer Karlheinz Stockhausen as part of a two-month course in Kürten, Germany. He has also participated in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink and David Zinman in Switzerland, and with Kurt Masur in New York. In 2008 Eduardo was selected to take part in the prestigious International Forum for Conductors at the Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany, where he had the chance to work closely with composers György Kurtág and Brian Ferneyhough.
Eduardo is fluent in Portuguese, Romanian, German, English, Italian, French, Spanish and Hebrew.