comes from a distinguished line of Sir Adrian Boult's most gifted pupils.
In 1992 Adrian Brown
was engaged to conduct one of the great orchestras of the world: the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
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
is also a great proponent of contemporary music and has several first performances to his
In 1972 Adrian was appointed Music Director of Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra a position from which he stood down in March 2013 after 40 years.
In honour of this, a Celebratory Concert was held in Cadogan Hall on the 24th of that month.
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 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.
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.
regularly runs courses for young musicians, coaches gifted young conductors and was given the Novello Award for Youth Orchestras at the 1989 Edinburgh Festival.
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'
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.
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.
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.
also had a major success conducting the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra in Vilnius in a nationally-broadcast concert.
honoured him with a 30th Anniversary/60th Birthday concert in November, where he
was presented with a Vaughan Williams autograph letter.
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
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 being in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in June.
Programmes of Elgar
and of Rachmaninov, the Third Symphony, were received with critical and audience acclaim.
Adrian has since been invited to be joint principal conductor of the Corinthian Orchestra.
Many 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.
celebrated the Mahler anniversaries of his
birth and death with his
Waveney Sinfonia presented a special concert of Vaughan Williams and Elgar and Adrian 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 on the South Bank.
This was an amazing success, endorsing opinions that Adrian is a major Elgar Conductor.
Concerts for 2012-13 included one work at least of Britten for the Centenary with every orchestra, appropriate for Suffolk born and bred Adrian
One such instance was a triumphant return to the Salomon Orchestra in February 2013 conducting Sinfonia da Requiem in St John's Smith Square.
performed Britten Songs in the birthplace, Lowestoft, with Waveney Sinfonia, the Violin Concerto conducting the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra in St James', Piccadilly in May and the 'Grimes' 'Sea Interludes' with Hunts Philharmonic.
2013 saw Adrian
retire from Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra
and honoured with being one of three National Figures nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award by 'Music Teacher' and Classic FM.
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.
conducted a superb reading of Rachmaninoff's Third Symphony which was excellently played to a very high technical standard.