Profile: Christopher Warren-Green

Biography

A highly experienced musician, Christopher Warren-Green’s wide knowledge of the repertoire and poised command of an orchestra has earned him great respect throughout the music-making world.

Christopher regularly conducts the top British and European major orchestras, and he has held the position of Music Director of the London Chamber Orchestra since 1988. Across the Atlantic this season sees him make his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra, adding to the list of prestigious orchestras he has already conducted there. In 2005 he made his debut with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in 2005 with a tour of Japan, and he consolidated his experience with a return there last season.

He has been involved in the ongoing 150th anniversary celebrations of Edward Elgar’s birth, with concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican Centre. He also contributes to the Bucharest-based Enescu Festival this season with the Chamber Orchestra of the Romanian National Radio Society.

On the personal invitation of HRH the Prince of Wales, Christopher arranged and conducted the music for the celebration of his marriage to the Duchess of Cornwall. To mark the occasion of HM the Queen’s 80th birthday at Kew Palace, he conducted a private concert for the entire Royal family. Since 1980 he has conducted many concerts at Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House and St James’s Palace – most recently a Gala for Opera Australia – and has accompanied such artists as Radu Lupu, Maxim Vengerov and Ivo Pogorelich, in the presence of HRH the Prince of Wales.

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