London Chamber Orchestra & Christopher Warren-Green


Biography London Chamber Orchestra & Christopher Warren-Green



Christopher Warren-Green
is Music Director of both the Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina and Music Director and Principal Conductor of the London Chamber Orchestra.

In the 2019/20 season, he leads the London Chamber Orchestra on an extensive tour of South-East Asia, with performances in Laos, Thailand, Brunei, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam which follows various engagements in the Far East including NHK, Singapore, Sapporo and KBS symphony orchestras. Other collaborations in the region include a tour of Japan with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and this season he makes his debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Warren-Green opens the London season with the London Chamber Orchestra featuring music by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Daniel Kidane and new orchestrations of songs by Prince Albert commemorating 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria’s beloved Prince Consort. Previous seasons in the UK have seen Warren-Green at the helm of the Philharmonia, London Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Royal Scottish National orchestras.He opens the season with Charlotte Symphony with an all-Tchaikovsky programme featuring Inon Barnatan as soloist, the season also including a performance of Beethoven’s monumental Missa Solemnis. Other featured composers include Sibelius, Delius and Debussy. Having worked extensively in North American, key engagements have included The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Detroit, Houston, St. Louis, Toronto, Milwaukee, Seattle and Vancouver symphony orchestras, the Minnesota Orchestra and Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra.

He opens the season with Charlotte Symphony with an all-Tchaikovsky programme featuring Inon Barnatan as soloist, the season also including a performance of Beethoven’s monumental Missa Solemnis. Other featured composers include Sibelius, Delius and Debussy. Having worked extensively in North American, key engagements have included The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Detroit, Houston, St. Louis, Toronto, Milwaukee, Seattle and Vancouver symphony orchestras, the Minnesota Orchestra and Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra.

In Europe he recently made his debut with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra – of his performance the Tampere Aamulehti awarded a 5‑star review and subsequently he has been invited to return to the orchestra each year. Elsewhere in Europe he has worked with Orchestre National de Belgique, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the Zürcher Kammerorchester, RTÉ Symphony and Iceland Symphony orchestras and will make his debut with Oulu Symphony this season.

In addition to his international commitments, he has been invited to conduct by the Royal Family on many occasions, including at the weddings of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey in 2011 and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, in 2018. He conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra for 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.

A violinist by training, his early education began as a member of the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, and he eventually took up the position concertmaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra. He has recorded extensively for Sony, Philips, Virgin EMI, Chandos, Decca and Deutsche Grammophon, and records with the London Chamber Orchestra for Signum Classics.

London Chamber Orchestra
For over 100 years, the London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) has established an enviable reputation as an innovative and adventurous ensemble, having premiered works by a veritable Who’s Who of 20th-century composers, including Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams, Respighi, Delius, de Falla, Finzi, Prokofiev, Poulenc and Villa Lobos. Under the charismatic leadership of Principal Conductor Christopher Warren-Green and with the skills of London’s most exceptional musicians, that reputation still stands today, with premieres by figures such as the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, James MacMillan and Graham Fitkin, as well as a host of young composers.

LCO performs frequently with internationally renowned soloists and conductors, who have recently included Alison Balsom, Lang Lang, Pekka Kuusisto, Lawrence Zazzo, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Han-Na Chang, Sol Gabetta, Natalie Clein and Julian Lloyd Webber.

The orchestra’s London season is based at Cadogan Hall. Aside from its national credentials, LCO is also recognised globally, having appeared in concert halls around the world – from La Scala in Milan, to City Hall in Hong Kong, and throughout the Far East, the USA and Europe. As well as recordings for EMI, Virgin and Sony, it has also recorded a number of CDs as part of the​‘LCO Live’ series on Signum Records.

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