Christopher Warren-Green

“Christopher Warren-Green’s understanding of the music, relaxed yet at the same time exciting, was heard in every bar…He suspended the music between restlessness and elegance, as well as bringing out the dramatic impulses… Mr Warren-Green created a true piece of magic.” (General-Anzeiger, November 2013)

Christopher Warren-Green is Music Director of the Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina and Music Director and Principal Conductor of the London Chamber Orchestra. Working extensively in the US, key North American engagements have included The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Detroit, St. Louis, Toronto, Milwaukee, Seattle and Vancouver symphony orchestras and the National Symphony Orchestra Washington D.C. He also regularly works with the Minnesota Orchestra, and of recent performances of Handel’s Messiah with Houston Symphony, the Houston Chronicle noted that he conducted the performances “with relish…I’ve rarely heard the story of Jesus’ advent, suffering and victory told so vividly.”

Previous seasons have seen Warren-Green at the helm of the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Royal Scottish National orchestras, and the NHK, Singapore, Sapporo and KBS symphony orchestras. He has also conducted BBC Concert Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia, as well as Sinfonia Varsovia for a commemorative concert in celebration of Yehudi Menuhin. Other collaborations include a tour of Japan with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and concerts with Zürcher Kammerorchester, RTÉ Symphony Orchestra and Iceland Symphony Orchestra.

Highlights of the 2016/17 season include his return to Orchestre National de Belgique, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Beethoven Orchester Bonn. Following a special collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music orchestra for the Senior Finals of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, Warren-Green returns to conduct the orchestra in January 2017. He also debuts with the Nashville Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic orchestras.

Dedicated to the promotion of new works and passionate about music education, Warren-Green plays a key role in LCO Music Junction. This ground-breaking project, which reached over 3,000 young people in the South of England last season, brings together children in the UK from different backgrounds by using music as a medium to foster mutual empathy and collaboration. In November 2015 Warren-Green took the London Chamber Orchestra to Hong Kong, where local students joined the orchestra in concert.

Over the last 30 years Christopher Warren-Green has been personally invited to conduct for the Royal Family on many occasions. In April 2005, he conducted the Service of Dedication and Prayer following the marriage of TRH the Duke and the Duchess of Cornwall. He also led the London Chamber Orchestra during the marriage ceremony of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey in 2011, which was broadcast to a global audience of two billion. Other notable occasions have included HM The Queen’s 80th birthday celebrations at Kew Palace, and with the Philharmonia Orchestra he conducted HM The Queen’s 90th birthday concert at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane as well as HRH The Prince of Wales’ 60th birthday concert in Buckingham Palace.

Warren-Green is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and has recorded extensively for Sony, Phillips, Virgin EMI, Chandos, Decca and Deutsche Grammophon. He also records with the London Chamber Orchestra for Signum Classics.


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