Hailed as “un jeune chef très talentueux” by Radio-Canada, Kevin Zakresky is a conductor living in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has recently been the conductor of the National Geographic "Symphony For Our World," debuting the concert in San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall on Earth Day 2018 and continuing to perform the work in San Jose, Chicago, Madison, Minneapolis, Houston, Edmonton, Calgary, Limerick, Monterrey and Columbus. He will be conducting Vancouver Symphony Debut in June of 2020, as well as his premiere conducting the Assassin’s Creed Symphony in March in Toronto. Other performances this year include a series of video games performances with the Symphony of Silican Valley in California.
From 2016-18 Zakresky was conductor of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, a tour that saw him conduct orchestras throughout North America, South America and Europe. Zelda performances include London - to conduct the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in Wembley Arena - as well as Montreal, Philadelphia, Miami, Los Angeles, Dublin, San Francisco, San Antonio, Charlottesville, Fresno, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Birmingham (UK), Toronto, Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, Vancouver and Pittsburgh.
He is the past Music Director of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra and has guest conducted the St Louis Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Fort Worth Symphony, Sudbury Symphony, and West Coast Symphony. Zakresky is also Music Director and founder of the Players & Singers ensemble in Vancouver, and teaches voice at the VSO School of Music.