Christopher Warren-Green is Music Director of the Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina and Music Director and Principal Conductor of the London Chamber Orchestra. Working extensively in the US, key North American 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 2018/19 Warren-Green opened the season in Charlotte with an all-Beethoven programme and further concerts include a vast range of music from Mozart to Rachmaninov, through to Mahler and Richard Strauss, to Shchedrin, Adams and Whitacre. With the London Chamber Orchestra he will perform an eclectic season including music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Suk, Dvořák Roxanna Panufnik and both Sergei and Gabriel Prokofiev. Guest engagements in 2018/19 include re-invitations to the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, and two programmes with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra featuring music by Ligeti, Bartok, Bruckner, Britten, Sibelius and Elgar.
Warren-Green also took the London Chamber Orchestra to the Enescu Festival in Bucharest and made his debut with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra – of his performance the Tampere Aamulehti wrote in their 5-star review:
“What a concert! The British maestro inspired the Tampere Philharmonic into a warm glow and wonderful solos under the baton of Christopher Warren-Green ”En saga” by Sibelius grew into a magical story. The hall was filled with a warm, colourful and wonderfully sparkling sound, which exactly corresponded with the mystical and even tempestuous story of ”En saga”. I can’t remember the last time I heard such a lively and dramatic ”En saga”. Warren-Green allowed the few big climaxes of the work erupt thunderously, and at the same time he tended the continuity in the more understated sections.”
Previous seasons have seen Warren-Green at the helm of the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Royal Scottish National orchestras, Orchestre National de Belgique, Beethoven Orchester Bonn and with the Nashville Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic orchestras. In the Far East he has conducted the NHK, Singapore, Sapporo and KBS symphony orchestras. Other collaborations include a tour of Japan with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and concerts with Zürcher Kammerorchester, RTÉ Symphony Orchestra and Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
Over the last 30 years Christopher Warren-Green has been personally invited to conduct for the Royal Family on many occasions. In April 2005, he conducted the Service of Dedication and Prayer following the marriage of TRH the Duke and the Duchess of Cornwall. He also led the London Chamber Orchestra during the marriage ceremony of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey in 2011, which was broadcast to a global audience of two billion. Other notable occasions have included HM The Queen’s 90th birthday concert at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane with the Philharmonia as well as HRH The Prince of Wales’ 60th birthday concert in Buckingham Palace. Most recently he conducted the wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at St.George’s Chapel, Windsor.
Warren-Green is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and has recorded extensively for Sony, Phillips, Virgin EMI, Chandos, Decca and Deutsche Grammophon. He also records with the London Chamber Orchestra for Signum Classics.