- Christopher Warren-Green
Christopher Warren-Green Background information Birth name Christopher Warren-Green Born July 30, 1955
Genres Classical Occupations Conductor Instruments Violin Years active 1975-present Associated acts Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
London Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra of the Megaron
Warren-Green has served as concertmaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Warren-Green has held the position of Music Director of the London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) since 1988. In 2005, Vladimir Ashkenazy invited Warren-Green and the LCO to Hong Kong as the resident orchestra for the Hong Kong International Piano Competition. On the personal invitation of HRH the Prince of Wales, Warren-Green was invited to arrange the music and conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra for the Service of Dedication and Prayer, celebrating the marriage of TRH’s the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. To mark the occasion of HM the Queens' 80th birthday at Kew Palace, he conducted a private concert for the entire Royal family.
In 1998, Warren-Green became Principal Guest Conductor of the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, taking over as Chief Conductor from 2001 until 2005. From 1998 to 2001, he was Chief Conductor of the Joenkoeping Sinfonietta. He was appointed Principal Conductor of the Camerata Resident Orchestra of the Megaron Athens in October 2004. In May 2009, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra named Warren-Green its 11th music director, effective with the 2010-2011 season.
Warren-Green has recorded for BMG, EMI, Philips, Virgin, Warner Classics., Chandos and Deutsche Grammophon. He conducted the London Chamber Orchestra in the accompaniment of the wedding of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. In July 2007, he conducted the première of Nigel Hess’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales in memory of his grandmother, with soloist Lang Lang.
Warren-Green is married to Rosemary Furniss, a violinist, and artistic director and concertmaster of the LCO. They have three children and three stepchildren.
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- ^ Peter Kingston (1999-01-23). "Sour notes in the strings". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/1999/jan/23/books.guardianreview4. Retrieved 2009-06-13.
- ^ "The Queen celebrates her 80th birthday". The Guardian. 2006-04-21. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2006/apr/21/monarchy. Retrieved 2009-06-13.
- ^ "Charlotte Symphony Announces Music Director Designate Christopher Warren-Green to become orchestra’s eleventh Music Director" (Press release). Charlotte Symphony. 26 May 2009. http://www.charlottesymphony.org/PressDesignate.asp. Retrieved 2009-06-13.
- ^ a b Charlotte Smith (2009-05-28). "Warren-Green appointed Charlotte Symphony director". Gramophone. http://www.gramophone.co.uk/newsMainTemplate.asp?storyID=3219&newssectionID=1. Retrieved 2009-06-13. [dead link]
- ^ Anthony Holden (2004-08-29). "Robert Simpson, Symphony No 11, Variations on a Theme by Nielsen". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2006/apr/21/monarchy. Retrieved 2009-06-13.
- ^ Steven Brown (2009-05-31). "Symphony's new director is booster, too". Charlotte Observer. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/219/story/749081.html. Retrieved 2009-06-13. [dead link]
Music Director, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
(predecessor not known)
Music Director, London Chamber Orchestra
Sir Neville Marriner
Principal Conductor, Camerata Resident Orchestra of the Megaron Athens
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