The Classic FM Podcast features the week’s top classical music stories and highlights of our interviews with classical stars. This week Anne-Marie hears from the biggest classical music stars in the world including Christopher Warren-Green.
Christopher Warren-Green is an English conductor and violinist. He has held the position of Music Director of the London Chamber Orchestra since 1988.
Life and Music
- As well as his work with the London Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green regularly conducts the BBC Concert, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras in London, and has also worked with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Royal Scottish National orchestras. Elsewhere, he has appeared at the Bucharest-based Enescu Festival with the Chamber Orchestra of the Romanian National Radio Society, and has conducted concerts with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Further afield, Warren-Green has worked with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, and Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and he has excellent ongoing relationships with both the Orquestra Sinfônica da Bahia and the Queen Elisabeth College in Brussels.
- In the US, Warren-Green conducts at a consistently high level. He is a regular visitor to the Minnesota Orchestra and he made his immensely successful debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2007, adding to the list of prestigious orchestras he has already conducted in North America (including the National Symphony Washington and the Houston, St Louis, Seattle and Vancouver Symphony orchestras).
- In 1980, by personal invitation of HRH the Prince of Wales, Warren-Green was honoured to conduct the first concert in modern times to be given in Buckingham Palace’s Throne Room. Since then, he has conducted numerous concerts at Buckingham Palace, as well as Highgrove House and St James's Palace. In 2011 he conducted the London Chamber Orchestra in Westminster Abbey during the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Did you know?
Christopher Warren-Green has appeared numerous times on television and radio. In summer 2008 he featured on BBC2’s high profile series entitled ‘Maestro’ in which he coached a celebrity student in conducting technique.
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