USA, 27 y.o.
Los Angeles-born conductor Elias Peter Brown began his studies of conducting at age 17 in St. Petersburg, Russia. After graduating with honors from the Yale University (USA) and the Royal Academy of Music (England), he is currently completing Advanced Professional Training at the Universität der Künste Berlin, studying with Steven Sloane and Harry Curtis.
Previously, his principal teachers have been Sian Edwards and Daniel Boico, and he has appeared in masterclasses with David Zinman, Marin Alsop, Mark Stringer, and Robert Treviño. Elias has also received mentorship from Esa-Pekka Salonen, Du Yun, and Gerard McBurney.
Elias became Assistant Conductor of the Korean National Symphony Orchestra, having won First Prize and the Orchestra Award at the KSO International Conducting Competition in 2021. He also won Third Prize at the 2021 Khachaturian International Conducting Competition in Armenia and Second Prize at the 2021 Lake Como Conducting Competition in Italy, receiving immediate re-invitations from both partici- pating orchestras.
Elias has conducted the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Ensemble MusikFabrik and Zafraan Ensemble (Germany), Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra (Lithuania) and Yale Symphony Orchestra (USA) among others.
As an assistant, he prepared orchestras for Oliver Knussen, Sir Mark Elder and Edward Gardiner. Passionate about arts education, Elias has been a teaching artist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and previously worked as a regular Guest Conductor at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Division.
Also an accomplished trumpet player, Elias performed as a soloist at the Carnegie Hall, and as principal trumpet of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA at the Royal Albert Hall, Kennedy Center, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow.