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Music Director

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Bromley Symphony Orchestra
PO Box 1065
Bromley, London BR1 9QD
United Kingdom

 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Royal Academy of Music
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Adrian ...
www.bromleysymphony.org, 17 July 2012 [cached]
Adrian Brown
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Adrian Brown
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Adrian Brown comes from a distinguished line of Sir Adrian Boult's most gifted pupils.
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In 1992 Adrian Brown was engaged to conduct one of the great orchestras of the world: the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
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In addition, Adrian has conducted many leading British orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. He is also a great proponent of contemporary music and has several first performances to his credit.
Working with young musicians has also been an area where Adrian Brown has made a valuable contribution to British musical life, as well as in Europe, Japan and the Philippines. He has frequently conducted both the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (working closely with Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington) and the National Youth Wind Orchestra. He regularly runs courses for young musicians, coaches gifted young conductors and was given the Novello Award for Youth Orchestras at the 1989 Edinburgh Festival.
He has returned to conduct at the Royal Academy of Music and regularly been selected as chairman of the jury for the National Association of Youth Orchestras' Conducting Competition. In 1996 he was flown to Japan to work with the Toyama Toho Academy Orchestra, a visit that was received with much acclaim from all those with whom he worked.
His many most memorable engagements have included Tippett's 'Child of Our Time', Verdi's Requiem and almost the entire oeuvre of Berlioz, Elgar and Vaughan Williams, all much admired. He received rave reviews in 'The Guardian' for a performance of Strauss's Feuersnot with the Chelsea Opera Group and for his Ein Heldenleben. He has performed successful concerts with the Salomon Orchestra, returning to them in February 2005 for a Concert at St. John's, Smith Square, performing British music including Tippett's Concerto for Orchestra, to acclamation. In his 60th Birthday Year, 2009, Adrian was appointed Music Director of Huntingdonshire Philharmonic and conducted works with many orchestras on a 'celebration wish list' including Sibelius' Fourth, Mahler's Ninth and Elgar's First symphonies. He also had a major success conducting the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra in Vilnius in a nationally-broadcast concert. Bromley Symphony honoured him with a 30th Anniversary/60th Birthday concert in November, where he was presented with a Vaughan Williams autograph letter.
In 2010 he conducted some forty concerts including an acclaimed performance of Elgar's 'The Dream of Gerontius' in Ely Cathedral, Elgar's Enigma Variations in Girona Cathedral, a stunning debut with the Corinthian Orchestra in central London and an important lecture to the Berlioz Society where his CD recording from Lithuania of the Berlioz Symphonie fantastique was much admired as one of the best interpretations.
Adrian Brown was one of a hundred musicians presented with a prestigious Classic FM Award at their Tenth Birthday Honours Celebration in June 2002.
Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra in Wimbledon, UK
www.stoneleighyouthorchestra.co.uk, 5 Mar 2011 [cached]
Adrian Brown
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Adrian Brown, Musical Director
Adrian Brown comes from a distinguished line of pupils of Sir Adrian Boult.
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Adrian has worked regularly with many leading British orchestras, including the City of Birmingham Symphony, the BBC Symphony, the BBC Scottish Symphony and the London Sinfonietta. He is also a great proponent of contemporary music and has several first performances to his credit.
Working with young musicians is an area where Adrian Brown has made a singular contribution to the musical life of not only this country, but also that of Europe, Japan and the Philippines. He has been a frequent visiting conductor both of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, working closely with Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington, and the National Youth Wind Orchestra. He regularly runs courses for young musicians and his success in this general area was recognised when he was given the Novello Award for Youth Orchestras at the 1989 Edinburgh Festival conducting Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra. He has been Stoneleigh's Musical Director for thirty-five years, and conducted their Diamond Jubilee Concert in March 2005.
He has conducted at the Royal Academy of Music on a number of occasions and worked with their Senior Orchestra. He has been a regular chairman of the jury for the National Association of Youth Orchestras' Conducting Competition, taking the Chair again in January 2006. In 1996 he went to Japan to work with the Toyama Toho Academy Orchestra, a visit that was received with much acclaim.
Many engagements have included a performance of Tippett's A Child of Our Time, Verdi's Requiem and the works of Berlioz, Elgar and Vaughan Williams, all much admired. He received rave reviews in The Guardian for a performance of Strauss's Feuersnot with the Chelsea Opera Group and for his Ein Heldenleben. He has performed successful concerts with the Salomon Orchestra and Goldsmith's Sinfonia, returning to the Salomon in February 2005 for a concert at St. John's, Smith Square, performing British music including Tippett's Concerto for Orchestra, among many concerts celebrating the Centenary of Sir Michael, and receiving great acclamation for his interpretation.
In 2005, Adrian conducted his 25th season as Music Director of Bromley Symphony Orchestra and Waveney Sinfonia. He also joined the panel of jury members of Music for Youth as well as accepting invitations to perform with the Isle of Wight Symphony, Bromley Ecumenical Singers and Herts Philharmonia, and touring Dresden and Prague with SYO.
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Adrian Brown was one of a hundred musicians presented with a prestigious Classic FM Award at their Tenth Birthday Honours Celebration in June 2002.
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Lindsay is the founding Musical Director of Harmony Sinfonia, and Associate Conductor of Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra with Adrian Brown.
About BSO
bromleysymphony.org, 6 Aug 2011 [cached]
Adrian Brown
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Adrian Brown comes from a distinguished line of Sir Adrian Boult's most gifted pupils.
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In 1992 Adrian Brown was engaged to conduct one of the great orchestras of the world: the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
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In addition, Adrian has conducted many leading British orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. He is also a great proponent of contemporary music and has several first performances to his credit.
Working with young musicians has also been an area where Adrian Brown has made a valuable contribution to British musical life, as well as in Europe, Japan and the Philippines. He has frequently conducted both the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (working closely with Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington) and the National Youth Wind Orchestra. He regularly runs courses for young musicians, coaches gifted young conductors and was given the Novello Award for Youth Orchestras at the 1989 Edinburgh Festival.
He has returned to conduct at the Royal Academy of Music and regularly been selected as chairman of the jury for the National Association of Youth Orchestras' Conducting Competition. In 1996 he was flown to Japan to work with the Toyama Toho Academy Orchestra, a visit that was received with much acclaim from all those with whom he worked.
His many most memorable engagements have included Tippett's 'Child of Our Time', Verdi's Requiem and almost the entire oeuvre of Berlioz, Elgar and Vaughan Williams, all much admired. He received rave reviews in 'The Guardian' for a performance of Strauss's Feuersnot with the Chelsea Opera Group and for his Ein Heldenleben. He has performed successful concerts with the Salomon Orchestra, returning to them in February 2005 for a Concert at St. John's, Smith Square, performing British music including Tippett's Concerto for Orchestra, to acclamation. In his 60th Birthday Year, 2009, Adrian was appointed Music Director of Huntingdonshire Philharmonic and conducted works with many orchestras on a 'celebration wish list' including Sibelius' Fourth, Mahler's Ninth and Elgar's First symphonies. He also had a major success conducting the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra in Vilnius in a nationally-broadcast concert. Bromley Symphony honoured him with a 30th Anniversary/60th Birthday concert in November, where he was presented with a Vaughan Williams autograph letter.
2010 he conducted some forty concerts including an acclaimed performance of Elgar's 'The Dream of Gerontius' in Ely Cathedral, Elgar's Enigma Variations in Girona Cathedral, a stunning debut with the Corinthian Orchestra in Central London and an important lecture to the Berlioz Society where his CD recording from Lithuania of the Berlioz Symphonie fantastique was much admired as one of the best interpretations.
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Waveney Sinfonia will present a special concert of Vaughan Williams and Elgar and Adrian will conduct Concerts in the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music.
Adrian Brown was one of a hundred musicians presented with a prestigious Classic FM Award at their Tenth Birthday Honours Celebration in June 2002.
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The orchestra was nearly double its normal size ... Adrian Brown exerted total command over the singers and instrumentalists and the result was an artistic triumph. And in particular, the clever creation of distant sounds from military bands provided a few moments of real musical magic and an almost eerie realism."
Kentish Times
"The conductor Adrian Brown was in total command of the complex architecture of the piece (Sibelius's 'Pohjola's Daughter') and the orchestra gave a memorable performance ... Orchestra, conductor and soloist (Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1) alike matched the desolate aspects of the score and the rare and beautiful melodic sections with a professionalism that now pervades the orchestra ... It (Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker') weaved its traditional magic in an exciting performance by all concerned."
Kentish Times
"... a fine account of Elgar's orchestration of Bach's Organ Fantasia and Fugue in C minor ... Finally came Anthony Payne's now famous elaboration of the sketches of Elgar's Third Symphony, of which Adrian Brown has given more performances than any other conductor.
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"Brown began the evening with a fizzing account of Rawsthorne's once-popular Street Corner ... Equally robust was his conception of Elgar's Falstaff ... this is 'programme music' which makes a greater impact the more a conductor brings out its underlying abstract design - something of which Brown was keenly and gratifyingly aware."
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" ... The orchestra's distinguished conductor, Adrian Brown again showed that his bond with the musicians has created a highly professional ensemble which gives the term 'amateur' a somewhat hollow ring. ...
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"The Corsair overture by Berlioz was bright, colourful, and exciting while Prokofiev's complex 5th Symphony was directed with such precision by the conductor, Adrian Brown, it positively bristled with the sounds created by the composer's supreme grasp of melody, drama and orchestration."
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Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra - Many of our members started here, when Adrian Brown was Musical Director
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corinthianorchestra.org.uk, 15 Dec 2013 [cached]
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Adrian Brown
Adrian Brown comes from a distinguished line of Sir Adrian Boult's most gifted pupils.
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In 1992 Adrian Brown was engaged to conduct one of the great orchestras of the world: the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1998 he was invited to work with the Camerata Salzburg, one of Europe's foremost chamber orchestras at the request of Sir Roger Norrington. In addition, Adrian has conducted many leading British orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. He is also a great proponent of contemporary music and has several first performances to his credit.
In 1972 Adrian was appointed Music Director of Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra, a position from which he stands down in March 2013 after 40 years. In honour of this, a celebratory concert will be held at Cadogan Hall on 24 March 2013. It is felt he has made some contribution to the musical education of quite a few youngsters over a long period. Working with young musicians has been an area where Adrian Brown has made a valuable contribution to British musical life, as well as in Europe, Japan and the Philippines. He has frequently conducted both the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (working closely with Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington) and the National Youth Wind Orchestra. He regularly runs courses for young musicians, coaches gifted young conductors and was given the Novello Award for Youth Orchestras at the 1989 Edinburgh Festival.
He has returned to conduct at the Royal Academy of Music and regularly been selected as chairman of the jury for the National Association of Youth Orchestras' Conducting Competition. In 1996 he was flown to Japan to work with the Toyama Toho Academy Orchestra, a visit that was received with much acclaim from all those with whom he worked.
His many most memorable engagements have included Tippett's Child of Our Time, Verdi's Requiem and almost the entire oeuvre of Berlioz, Elgar and Vaughan Williams, all much admired. He received rave reviews in The Guardian for a performance of Strauss's Feuersnot with the Chelsea Opera Group and for his Ein Heldenleben. He has performed successful concerts with the Salomon Orchestra, returning to them in February 2005 for a concert at St. John's, Smith Square, performing British music including Tippett's Concerto for Orchestra, to acclamation.
Between 2005 and 2008, Adrian Brown conducted many concerts of music celebrating the Centenary of Sir Michael Tippett, and joined the panel of jury members of Music for Youth, as well as accepting invitations to perform with the Isle of Wight Symphony, Bromley Ecumenical Singers, and the Hertfordshire Philharmonia, as well as conducting in Dresden and Prague.
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In his 60th Birthday Year, 2009, Adrian was appointed Music Director of Huntingdonshire Philharmonic and conducted works with many orchestras on a 'celebration wish list' including Sibelius' Fourth, Mahler's Ninth and Elgar's First symphonies. He also had a major success conducting the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra in Vilnius in a concert which was broadcast nationally. Bromley Symphony honoured him with a 30th Anniversary/60th Birthday concert in November, where he was presented with a Vaughan Williams autograph letter.
During 2010 he conducted some forty concerts including an acclaimed performance of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius in Ely Cathedral, Elgar's Enigma Variations in Girona Cathedral, a stunning debut with the Corinthian Orchestra in Central London and an important lecture to the Berlioz Society where his CD recording from Lithuania of the Berlioz Symphonie fantastique was much admired as one of the best interpretations.
2010-11 included a return for two concerts with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra, one in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in June. Programmes of Elgar and of Rachmaninov's Third Symphony, were received with critical and audience acclaim, and Adrian has again been invited to be one of two conductors working with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra during their 2012-13 season. Other concerts in Huntingdon, Bromley and London have included admired readings of Gerontius, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Sibelius, Nielsen's Fifth, and the centenaries of Petrushka and Elgar's Second Symphony. In addition, Bromley Symphony celebrated the Anniversaries of Mahler's birth and death with his Fifth Symphony, and Waveney Sinfonia presented a special concert of Vaughan Williams and Elgar. Adrian also conducted concerts at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music with Stoneleigh Youth.
The 2011-12 season saw three concerts with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra performing Elgar's First Symphony in May again in the Queen Elizabeth Hall. This was an amazing success, endorsing opinions that Adrian is a major Elgar conductor.
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Plans for 2012-13 will include one work at least of Britten for the centenary with every orchestra, appropriate for Suffolk born and bred Adrian. One such instance is a return to the Salomon Orchestra in February conducting Sinfonia da Requiem at St John's Smith Square. He will perform Britten Songs in the birthplace, Lowestoft, with Waveney Sinfonia, the Violin Concerto conducting the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra at St James's Piccadilly in May, plus two other appearances and the Grimes Sea Interludes with the Huntingdonshire Philharmonic.
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Adrian Brown was one of a hundred musicians presented with a prestigious Classic FM Award at their Tenth Birthday Honours Celebration in June 2002.
"No histrionics here - just honest music-making of quality. Adrian Brown conducted a superb reading of Rachmaninoff's Third Symphony which was excellently played to a very high technical standard.
Conductor Adrian ...
www.bromleyarts.com, 1 May 2013 [cached]
Conductor Adrian Brown Performance Hall, Langley Park School for Boys South Eden Park Road Beckenham BR3 3BP
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