Brandon Keith Brown
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Brandon Keith Brown grew up in Chicago, where he studied violin and composition from the age of nine. He soon developed a wider interest in all instruments, and the range of sounds associated with each of them; as a result he took the path of conducting. Brandon went on to study in Baltimore, where he graduated from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. His early mentors included the likes of Lorin Maazel, David Zinman and Gustav Meier.
Winner of the prestigious 2012 Sir Georg Solti International Conductors' Competition in Frankfurt, the young maestro received invitations to conduct the Badische Staatskapelle and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester in Berlin (who have re-invited him this season). He was also invited to lead the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen in a successful tour of seven concerts throughout Germany, "playing with a freedom that we had not heard for years, the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen was reborn under the baton of Brandon Keith Brown "(Recklinghäuser Zeitung - February 2014). In 2013, he was observed by Kurt Masur who invited him to Leipzig under the Mendelssohn Scholarship, where he studied alongside the German master, conducting the Leipziger Symphonieorchester in concert.
In the US, he has received invitations from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and this season will direct a program devoted to Mozart with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.
In recent seasons, Brandon has been invited by the Castleton Festival in Virginia, under the direction of Lorin Maazel and the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, alongside David Zinman.
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Onwards and upwards! Congratulations!! Sergio [Sergio A. Mims]