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Bramwell Tovey

Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a post he has held since 2000, Bramwell Tovey continues as Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and as founding host and conductor of the New York Philharmonic’s Summertime Classics series. As an internationally esteemed guest conductor, he has made appearances with the Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. With a profound commitment to new music, he has established himself as a formidable composer and is the first artist to win a Juno Award in both the conducting and composing categories. His Requiem for a Charred Skull received the Juno Award for Best Canadian Classical Composition in 2003, his Urban Runway, co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic, was well received in 2008, and he is completing a commission by Calgary Opera for the company’s third original full-length opera, set to premiere in January 2011. Bramwell Tovey has amassed an extensive discography which includes recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. His recording with James Ehnes and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra of the violin concertos by Barber, Korngold, and Walton received a Grammy Award in 2008.



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Commerce Way
Colchester
Essex
CO2 8HX
United Kingdom