For nearly twenty years, conductor and pianist Kevin McCutcheon has been the music director for the Berliner Ärzte-Orchester. He was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and received his musical training in Philadelphia. He gave his first piano recital at the age of five and conducted his first symphony orchestra at the age of thirteen (his composition Chaos in C-Flat Major). In 2000 he was named a conductor for Berlin’s esteemed Deutsche Oper, and in 2004 he recorded Henze’s opera Pollicino for Schott Musik International. He is the pianist of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.