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11.17.18
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CALGARY OPERA ANNOUNCES NEW, ALL-CANADIAN LEADERSHIP TEAM
Calgary Opera
11.05.18
Bramwell Tovey, Storm Large
Houston Symphony’s ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ turns vices into virtue
Houston Chronicle
09.13.18
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Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School Announces Bramwell Tovey as Artistic Advisor
Broadway World
11.21.17
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Bramwell Tovey Announced as Principal Conductor Designate of the BBC Concert Orchestra
BBC Concert Orchestra
01.13.17
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Sweet silliness in a BSO concert flaunting organ’s epic potential
Boston Globe
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
Osvaldo Golijov, Sir Andrew Davis, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Bramwell Tovey, Julian Wachner, Yefim Bronfman, Jeremy Denk, Stefan Jackiw, Jennifer Koh, Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Alisa Weilerstein, Béla Fleck, Brooklyn Rider , VOCES8 , New York Polyphony
End of Year 2014 'Best Of' Roundup
10.24.14
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Tovey, Terfel and BSO deliver a deeply moving Brahms Requiem
Boston Classical Review
06.15.14
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Review: The VSO ends its season with flare
Vancouver Sun
11.12.13
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Review: Great blast of Britten by Tovey and L.A. Phil at Disney Hall
Los Angeles Times
09.11.13
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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
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Bramwell Tovey’s Summer Engagements At Festivals Throughout North America
02.02.11
Bramwell Tovey, Les Violons du Roy , The Knights
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
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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
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Orchestra of Opera North with Bramwell Tovey and Paul Watkins
Huddersfield Daily Examiner (UK)
02.01.10
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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
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For drama, Tovey heads to the bar; Visiting conductor showcases trumpet concerto
Globe and Mail
11.19.09
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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
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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
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A Mediterranean Cruise
The New York Times
06.30.08
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Philharmonic draws 6,000 to Bethel
Herald-Record
07.24.07
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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
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Paying Tribute To a Local Legend
New York Sun
05.14.07
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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 and composer Bramwell Tovey has most recently added the title of Artistic Director of Calgary Opera Company to his role as Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra and Artistic Advisor to the Rhode Island Philharmonic.

Following an exceptional 18 year tenure as Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony, which concluded in summer 2018, he now returns as the orchestra's Music Director Emeritus. Under his leadership the VSO toured China, Korea, across Canada and the United States. His VSO innovations included the establishment of the VSO School of Music, the VSO's annual festival of contemporary music and the VSO Orchestral Institute at Whistler, a comprehensive summer orchestral training program for young musicians held in the scenic mountain resort of Whistler in British Columbia.

During 2018/2019 his guest appearances include the Chicago, St. Louis, Houston, Indianapolis, and Toronto symphonies, and special Christmas programs with The Philadelphia Orchestra. In January he will return to the Winnipeg Symphony's New Music Festival which he initiated during his tenure there.

In 2003 Bramwell Tovey won the Juno Award for Best Classical Composition for his choral and brass work Requiem for a Charred Skull. His song cycle, Ancestral Voices, which addresses the issue of Reconciliation, was written for acclaimed Kwagiulth mezzo-soprano Marion Newman and premiered in June 2017. His trumpet concerto, Songs of the Paradise Saloon, was commissioned by the Toronto Symphony for principal trumpet, Andrew McCandless and performed in 2014 by Alison Balsom with the LA Philharmonic, the Philadelphia and the London Philharmonic Orchestras. A recording of his opera, The Inventor, commissioned by Calgary Opera, features the original cast, members of UBC Opera and the VSO. His concerto for Orchestra will receive its world premiere in April to commemorate the VSO's Centenary, and a new violin concerto for James Ehnes has been commissioned by the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa and will receive its premiere at the NAC in March.

Mr. Tovey was the recipient of the Oskar Morawetz 2015 Prize for Excellence in Music Performance. He was previously Music Director of Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg where he led the world premiere of Penderecki's Eighth Symphony on the opening of the principality's new concert hall, the Philharmonie. He won the Prix d'or of the Academie Lyrique Française for his recording of Jean Cras' 1922 opera Polyphème with OPL and toured with the orchestra to China, Korea, the United States and throughout Europe.

In 2013 he was appointed an honorary Officer of the Order of Canada for services to music. Since 2006 he has been Artistic Director of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. In 2017 he joined the faculty of Boston University where he serves as Director of Orchestral and Conducting Studies. 

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