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Justin Brown

  • Conductor
  • Pianist


Justin Brown has an extensive opera repertoire ranging from the Mozart/Da Ponte Operas to contemporary works by Bernstein, Berio and Judith Weir.Since beginning his opera career at the English National Opera and Scottish Opera, he has conducted at Covent Garden, Santa Fé, La Monnaie, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Oper Frankfurt, Opèra de Nantes, Opèra de Strasbourg, Teatro San Carlo Lisbon, and Den Norske Opera in Oslo. Future engagements include productions of Der Rosenkavalier, La Traviata and Katya Kabanova in Karlsruhe, and in December 2010 he will make his Bayerische Staatsoper debut with L’Elisir d’amore.

Recordings include the Elgar and Barber Cello Concertos with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Naïve), works by Elliott Carter, Poul Ruders and Peter Lieberson, and most recently Gershwin's complete music for Piano and Orchestra with Anne-Marie McDermott and the Dallas Symphony (Bridge Records). As pianist himself Justin Brown has directed and played concertos by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov.