BRIAN WRIGHT conductor
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Welcome to the website of the British conductor, Brian Wright. Brian was a major prize-winner in conducting competitions with the London Symphony Orchestra and at La Scala, Milan. He was Assistant Conductor to André Previn and the LSO and Associate Conductor to the BBC in London. He has conducted all the major British orchestras, winning particular praise for performances at the BBC Proms.

Brian is a regular guest conductor in Britain and Europe, and in Asia he has toured in China with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Singapore Symphony Orchestras. Brian is currently Music Director of Maidstone Symphony Orchestra and Goldsmiths Choral Union in London.

Brian enjoys a close association with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, regularly conducting in their London season. Recently he has been a guest conductor in Norway, Slovenia and Romania. 2015/16 included Berlioz’s spectacular Grande Messe des Morts with the RPO at the Royal Albert Hall, Mahler 9 with MSO and an acclaimed Monteverdi’s Vespers with GCU at Cadogan Hall.

In September 2016 he conducted the RPO in Verdi’s Requiem at the RAH. October brought MSO in Dvorak, Shostakovich & Berlioz and in November Haydn’s Nelson Mass & Mozart’s Requiem with GCU at Cadogan Hall. Also in November Brian was honoured with a Doctorate by the University of Kent - HonDMus.

December brought Elgar, Bruch & Schumann with MSO and two performances of Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall with the RPO. February and March brought Weber, Beethoven & Brahms and Smetana, Mozart & Sibelius with MSO.

April and May brought Bach & Handel with GCU at Cadogan Hall and Mussorgsky, Dvorak & Tchaikovsky with MSO, and in June Brian conducted the RPO in Rossini, Tchaikovsky & Dvorak to open the Bexhill Festival, and GCU in Brahms & Schubert at St John’s Smith Square. A highlight in 2017/18 for Brian is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. In October he conducts Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony with MSO and Beethoven’s Mass in C with GCU at Cadogan Hall.

“One of the most talented and musically imaginative of our conductors”… Daily Telegraph

“Conductor Brian Wright displayed some superb manipulation of the orchestra’s energies (RPO)... a compelling and captivating performance”… musicOMH

“Using clear and simple gestures with what might be called classical restraint, Wright conducted with wonderful skill”… The Scotsman

Site updated October 2017