Concert pianist / Conductor

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Brian Stanborough's musical career as Concert Pianist and Conductor scans more than four decades. Following his concert debut at the age of eight, his career proper took off just two years later. Living and having worked in London for many years, where he enjoyed a most remarkable and brilliant career, he was engaged by Le Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux for a Season as Assistant Conductor. The Director of the Bordeaux Opera launched and promoted Stanborough's Concert and Conducting Career in Paris and the provincial Cities, Radio France,French Television and the principal French Festivals.

 

Sharing his time between London and France, Brian Stanborough is currently Resident Conductor and Artistic Director of the Bordeaux International Choir and continues his frequent busy schedules of Concerts and Master Classes in Europe,America and Australia.

 

 

Brian Stanborough has been appointed Artistic Director for the Festival in CRETE  in the 2006.

Australian and International award winning virtuoso concert pianist and conductor, Brian Stanborough, gave his first public concerts at the age of eight and then embarked on a full performing professional career at ten for the Australian Broadcasting Commission and other major Australian Radio Stations.

Furthering his career in Europe, Brian has performed in most London and UK Concert Halls .
Concert tours and Festivals have taken him to many countries....France, Switzerland ,USA, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Norway, Greece, Australia, New Caledonia, La Réunion, Singapore and Morocco.

His performance  as Solist and Conductor of an all Gershwin Programme with the London Symphony Orchestra at the London Barbican Centre earned him two Musician of the Year Awards.

 

Conductor, Music Festival Director and Vocal Coach, Brian is an expert  in opera, operetta,  music theatre, song and lieder.

 


Throughout  a long and  illustrious career he  has coached and  performed  with many famous opera  singers... Dame  Joan  Sutherland, Martina Arroyo, June  Bronhill,   Grace  Bumbry, Montserrat  Caballe, Lyontine Price, Marilyn Horne, Dame  Kiri te Kanawa,  Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Sheryl Milnes, Alain Vanzo .....as well as  musical theatre stars
Sir Alec Guinness, Rex Harrison,  Richard Attenborough, Spike Milligan, Sir  Bernard  Miles....
Brian has conducted  in many  French Opera  Houses,   the Australian  Chamber Opera, and   Festivals  in Greece,  Corsica, Sicily and  France.

 


He also  conducted Musicals in London's West End Theatres, and performed as featured concert pianist at Royal  Galas in London and Windsor, and   for many variety  shows at the London Palladium and UK  Theaters with Artists such as Roy Orbison, Victor  Borge, Frankie  Vaughan, Frankie  Ifield, Frankie Howard , Dick Emery ....
 
Brian’s busy schedules of  Recital tours  have taken him through   France and the UK,  Australia , Morocco and  recently he was invited for a 25th Anniversary  Gala  Recital by the Residence  La Gracieuse  of the Emara  Group in Lonay Switzerland and also  by the Royal  New Zealand Yacht Squadron  in Auckland  to play a Gala  Recital  , together  with  other   concerts and Master Classes that he performed  and presented in New Zealand and Australia.

At present  his recitals and  classes will take  him through France, London and  the UK ,  New York  and in 2015/16  further concerts and Master Classes  in Australia and New Zealand,  Switzerland and Morocco .

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Distinctions

 

puce Ralph Vaughan Williams and British Arts Council Scholarships.

 

puce Eric Rice Memorial Prize London. 

 

puce Twice nominated "Musician of the Year" for his Gershwin Concert with L.S.O.  George Gershwin-Ouverture Cubaine

 

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puce Oscar Verona Festival ( Italy)

 

puce Gold Medal and the Robert Stolz Award / Diplomas (Twice) Vienna :

 

 

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Conducting highlights

 

ENGLAND

 

puce LONDRES Die Fledermaus - Dancing Years - Cole - Treasure Island - Concert L.S.O. - Barbican Centre Gershwin

 

 

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FRANCE


puce Grand Theatre Reims : Mariage de Figaro . Cosi Fan Tutte . Don Pasquale . Lakme The Tzarevitch . La-Haut . Land of Smiles 

puce Saint Etienne Carmen ( Alexandrina Miltcheva, Yves Bisson ....)

puce Toulon Opera : Le Roi d'Ys . Carmen . Merry Widow. Die Fledermaus, Count of Luxembourg . Trois Valses . White Horse Inn . Dream Waltz . Le Coquin de Printemps . Roses de Noël (Lehar), Various operettas of Francis Lopez, Verdi Requiem

puce Orchestre de Chambre de Toulon et du Var, Concerts et Tour dans le Sud-Ouest de la France

puce Montpellier et Sète Les Pécheurs de Perles

puce Marseille Symphonic Concert Summer Festival

puce Lille Die Fledermaus Carmenaffiche

puce Rouen Verdi Requiem. Symphonic New Year Concert Phi-Phi . Creations Knapic « Silent Screams Difficult Dreams » Gilet Le Surmale ( Tour of Northern France and 6 performances in Paris)

puce Paris La Bohème 85 (Production by Minister of Culture, Touring 6 months)

puce Corsica Bastia and Ajaccio Festivals Merry Widow . Pearl Fishers . La Bohème Chamber Orchestra « Camarata Atlantis » Mozart Festival

puce Cannes . UNESCO Paris Mediterranean Festival / 
puce Corsica : "La Belle de Cadiz" Don Giovanni 100 years of French Operetta

puce Bordeaux Viennese programmes with Chamber Orchestra , "Cordes del Arte" 2 Operas with B.I.C. Dido and Aeneas, Die Rosen der Madonna, Saint Cecelia Mass of Gounod and Messiah, Musical Comedies and West Side Story

 

SICILY


puce (Catana, Gela, Caltanisetta) Othello ( Aldo Protti) Lucia di Lammernoor

 

SPAIN


puce Malaga and Marbella The Messiah

 

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GERMANY


puce Kassel Tour of Opera de Normandie Knapic

 

BELGIUM


puce Liege Royal Wallonie Orchestra Recording of American Musical Comedy

 

AUSTRALIA


puce Sydney : Conductor and Musical Director for Inaugural Season of Australian National Chamber Opera Norma . Verdi Requiem . Mozart Requiem . Pergolesi . Stabat Mater


puce Opera concerts and World Premier Simon Procter Tuba Concerto with concerts in Noumea

Concerts Brian Stanborough has played in all major French Festivals

 

 

puce Aix en Provence, Orange, Vichy, France Musique, Mozart Festival Cannes, Bordeaux ....and Corsica 
puce Festival Mediterranean 
puce Jazz Festival Draguignan ( Côte d'Azur) 
puce Festivals of Torre del Lago (Puccini) and Verona Italy 
puce Festivals Athenes, Sydney, Vienna.

and Conducted

 

  •  puce London Symphony Orchestra au Barbican Center London - Programme Gershwinconcert-gershwin-87x120

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  •  Mozart Bicentennial Year - 40 concerts with Chamber Orchestra "Camerata Atlantis"
     Inaugural Season of the Australian National Chamber Opera Sydney and Noumea :

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  • puce George Gershwin and Johann Strauss II Centenary Concerts France 
    puce Royal Wallonie Orchestra Belgium

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