Brian Wright conductor
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Brian enjoys a close association with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, regularly conducting in their London season. Recently he has been a guest conductor in 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 June he conducted the RPO at the Bexhill Festival of Music and in September Verdi’s Requiem at the RAH, also with the RPO. October brought MSO in Dvorak, Shostakovich & Berlioz and earlier this month 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 brings Elgar, Bruch & Schumann with MSO and two performances of Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall with the RPO.

Welcome to the web-site of the British conductor, Brian Wright.

Brian was second 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. In the UK,  Brian is currently Music Director of Maidstone Symphony Orchestra and Goldsmiths Choral Union, London.

Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony is obviously a favourite of Brian Wright’s and he brings a loving attention to detail as well as letting rip where needed…The slow movement had an intense melancholy… The fury of the finale seemed at times to tip over into madness, and this was totally convincing… Lark Reviews / RPO / June 2016

A memorable and moving performance… Lark Reviews / Mahler’s 9th Symphony / MSO / March 2016

Wright made the most of the striking dramatic effects and contrasts in the score… A first rate performance of one of the masterpieces of the Baroque repertoire… Seen & Heard / Monteverdi’s Vespers / March 2016

It was wonderful to hear Berlioz’s Requiem in the one London venue that suits it to perfection… Brian Wright set the mood of gravitas very convincingly… the grandeur of the enterprise was inescapable…
Classical Source / Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts / RPO / November 2015

Brian Wright guided his forces (RPO) with virile enthusiasm… The symphony was the 5th, which Wright approaches with excitement and fire… Beethoven’s 5th should challenge us and this approach certainly did… Lark Reviews / June 2015

Conductor Brian Wright displayed some superb manipulation of the orchestra’s energies (RPO)... a compelling and captivating performance… musicOMH / Brahms & Strauss / Royal Festival Hall / 2014

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

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

Site updated December 2016
Site wallpaper, by kind permission, from a painting by Emma Abnett
Brian Wright is represented by Connaught Artists Management