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12.22.14
Osvaldo Golijov, Bramwell Tovey, Yefim Bronfman, Jeremy Denk, Yo-Yo Ma
The Top Ten Performances of 2014
Boston Classical Review
12.18.14
John Luther Adams, Osvaldo Golijov, Sir Andrew Davis, Ludovic Morlot, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Robert Spano, Bramwell Tovey, Julian Wachner, Yefim Bronfman, Jeremy Denk, Renaud Capucon, Daniel Hope, Stefan Jackiw, Jennifer Koh, Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Alisa Weilerstein, Béla Fleck, Brooklyn Rider , Maya Beiser, Rosanne Cash, Voces8 , New York Polyphony
End of Year 2014 'Best Of' Roundup
10.24.14
Bramwell Tovey
Tovey, Terfel and BSO deliver a deeply moving Brahms Requiem
Boston Classical Review
06.15.14
Bramwell Tovey
Review: The VSO ends its season with flare
Vancouver Sun
11.12.13
Bramwell Tovey
Review: Great blast of Britten by Tovey and L.A. Phil at Disney Hall
Los Angeles Times
09.11.13
Bramwell Tovey
British Expat of the Month: Composer Bramwell Tovey, From Essex to the Hollywood Bowl
BBC America
06.25.13
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4BR Interview - Bramwell Tovey (Part 1)
4barsrest.com
01.09.13
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Dr. Bramwell Tovey Graduates from the University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia
08.30.11
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Prelude to at least one storm
Boston Globe
08.08.11
Bramwell Tovey, Cleveland Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey leads Cleveland Orchestra in satisfying program
Cleveland Plain Dealer
06.24.11
Bramwell Tovey
Bramwell Tovey’s Summer Engagements At Festivals Throughout North America
02.02.11
Bramwell Tovey, The Knights , Les Violons du Roy
THE KNIGHTS, JAMES EHNES LES VIOLONS DU ROY & BRAMWELL TOVEY NOMINATED FOR JUNO AWARDS
Juno Awards
09.03.10
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Music review: 'Candide' at the Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles Times
08.08.10
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Bramwell Tovey mixes a mean musical cocktail
Los Angeles Times
07.07.10
Bramwell Tovey
Opera Bits and Pieces, Gently Scrambled
The New York Times
06.14.10
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A blazing season finale for the Vancouver symphony
The Vancouver Sun
04.03.10
Bramwell Tovey
Orchestra of Opera North with Bramwell Tovey and Paul Watkins
Huddersfield Daily Examiner (UK)
02.01.10
Bramwell Tovey
Mahler's Eighth Symphony a resounding triumph
The Vancouver Sun
01.28.10
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Bramwell Tovey signs on for five more years
The Vancouver Sun
01.14.10
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The Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Granada
Santa Barbara Independent
12.03.09
Bramwell Tovey
For drama, Tovey heads to the bar; Visiting conductor showcases trumpet concerto
Globe and Mail
11.19.09
Bramwell Tovey
OPUS 3 WELCOMES BRAMWELL TOVEY TO OUR ROSTER
09.10.09
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Tovey and Chalifour at the Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles Examiner
08.19.09
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Tovey and Ehnes with the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles Times
09.06.08
Bramwell Tovey
Tovey, L.A. Phil Probe Depths Of The Russian Soul
Los Angeles Times
09.04.08
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Tovey conducts Chang and the Philharmonic
Los Angeles Times
08.21.08
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Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles Times
08.16.08
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Colin Currie at the Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles Times
07.06.08
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Tovey: 'Make sure they hear the next joke'
Los Angeles Times
07.03.08
Bramwell Tovey
A Mediterranean Cruise
The New York Times
06.30.08
Bramwell Tovey
Philharmonic draws 6,000 to Bethel
Herald-Record
07.24.07
Bramwell Tovey
Feet don't stop; Savion Glover is a force, whether tapping complex marching patterns or suddenly shifting tone, in an inspiring night at the Bowl.
Los Angeles Times
07.06.07
Bramwell Tovey
Paying Tribute To a Local Legend
New York Sun
05.14.07
Bramwell Tovey
The British conductor is simpatico not only with the Philharmonic but also with material by Elgar and Britten.
Los Angeles Times

GRAMMY and Juno award-winning conductor/composer Bramwell Tovey was appointed Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 2000. Under his leadership the VSO has toured to China, Korea, across Canada and the United States. Mr. Tovey is also the Artistic Adviser of the VSO School of Music, a state-of-the-art facility and recital hall which opened in downtown Vancouver in 2011. His tenure has included complete symphony cycles of Beethoven, Mahler, Brahms as well as the establishment of an annual festival dedicated to contemporary music. In 2018, the VSO’s centenary year, he will become the orchestra’s Music Director Emeritus.

During the 15-16  season Mr. Tovey’s guest appearances include the symphonies of Montreal, Melbourne, New Zealand, and Pacific Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic, reprising his programs with both at Bravo! Vail in summer 2016. The summer also includes returns to the Blossom Music Center, Ravinia Festival, and Hollywood Bowl. In the winter of 2016 he will conduct Korngold's Die Tote Stadt with the Calgary Opera.

In 2003 Bramwell Tovey won the Juno Award for Best Classical Composition for his choral and brass work Requiem for a Charred Skull. Commissions include the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the Toronto Symphony and Calgary Opera who premiered his first full length opera The Inventor in 2011. A recording of the work by the VSO with UBC Opera and the original cast was made for the Naxos label and will be released this season. In 2014 his trumpet concerto, Songs of the Paradise Saloon, was performed by the LA Philharmonic with Alison Balsom as soloist, and was subsequently repeated by the same soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, in December 2014.

 

A talented pianist, he has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras including the New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, St Louis, Toronto, and Royal Scottish orchestras. In the summer of 2014 he played and conducted Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Phil and in Saratoga with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has performed his own Pictures in the Smoke with the Melbourne and Helsingborg Symphonies and the Royal Philharmonic ... read full bio