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Russell Braun

  • Baritone


Russell Braun: Concerts and recitals always have a major place on Russell Braun calendar. He has performed in duo recital with Michael Schade in London, Edinburgh, Toronto, San Diego, Graz, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Strasbourg and Ludwigsburg and in solo recital in Montréal, Toronto, New York (Carnegie Hall, 92nd Street Y), Paris (La Chapelle Royale at Versailles), Bridgewater (Virginia) and Winnipeg and Ottawa.

His interpretations of German Lieder have won him international acclaim - "A searching musician, Braun also has one of the world's most beautiful baritone voices. He brings a poet's soul and a young man's bewildered grief to Schubert's shattering cycle of solitude and loss." (New York Newsday). In much demand as a concert artist, the past few seasons have seen Mr. Braun appear at the BBC Proms in Fauré's Requiem, the Salzburg Festival in Schubert's Mass in G, the Tanglewood Festival in Brahm's German Requiem, with the St. Louis Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony conducted by Bernard Labadie, in L'Enfance du Christ with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, in Elijah with the Minnesota Orchestra and in the Durufle Requiem with Les Violons du Roy in Québec City.

Russell Braun has performed with many of the world's leading conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, David Robertson, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Claudio Abbado, Sylvain Cambreling, James Conlon, Bruno Campanella, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Richard Bradshaw and Bernard Labadie, appearing with major orchestras in Europe, Canada and the United States including the San Francisco Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Dallas Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Edmonton Symphony and the Calgary Philharmonic. His performance in Britten's War Requiem in Toronto continues to be a stand-out in Toronto's musical memory.