BRIAN WRIGHT conductor
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Welcome to the website of the British conductor, Brian Wright. Brian was a major 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. Brian is currently Music Director of Maidstone Symphony Orchestra and Goldsmiths Choral Union in London.

Brian enjoys a close association with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, regularly conducting in their London season. Recently he has been a guest conductor in Norway, 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.

Last season Brian conducted the RPO in Verdi’s Requiem at the RAH and Rossini, Tchaikovsky & Dvorak to open the Bexhill Festival. Concerts with MSO included Dvorak, Shostakovich & Berlioz, Elgar, Bruch & Schumann, Weber, Beethoven & Brahms, Smetana, Mozart & Sibelius and Mussorgsky, Dvorak & Tchaikovsky with MSO (see links for reviews). In London his concerts with GCU included Haydn’s Nelson Mass & Mozart’s Requiem and Bach & Handel at Cadogan Hall, and Brahms & Schubert at St John’s Smith Square. Brian was also honoured with a Doctorate by the University of Kent - HonDMus.

This season, 2017/18, Brian has conducted MSO in Shostakovich, Mendelssohn & Rachmaninov and Wagner, Richard Strauss & Vaughan Williams, and GCU in Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven at Cadogan Hall. In December Brian conducted Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall with the RPO. In February, BBC Young Musician, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, played his first ever performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Brian and MSO - see Berlioz, Elgar & Dvorak for a fine review. Upcoming for Brian in March are Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall, Bach’s St John Passion at Cadogan Hall and Mozart, Brahms & Beethoven with MSO.


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

“Conductor Brian Wright displayed some superb manipulation of the orchestra’s energies (RPO)... a compelling and captivating performance”… musicOMH

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

Site updated March 2018