Ian Brown and Friends

Wednesday 23rd May  7.30  St Michael at the Northgate
Tickets £12, Students U 18 half price












Ian Brown (piano)


  1. Quintet for Piano and Wind in E flat Op 16Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. Introduction and Variations on ‘Trockne Blumen’ from ‘Die schöne Müllerin’, for flute and piano D 802Franz Schubert
  3. Theme and Variations for violin and piano – Messiaen
  4. Dix-sept variations Op 22 – Damase
  5. Sextet for piano and winds Op 6Ludwig Thuille

Ian Brown is a musician of versatility whose career embraces solo playing, chamber music and conducting.

As concerto soloist he has played with many of Britain’s leading orchestras including the BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras, the London Sinfonietta and Mozart Players. He also appeared as soloist at the Proms in Messaien’s Oiseaux Exotiques.

He is the pianist of the Nash Ensemble and during this long association has played at all the major British Festivals, annually in their Wigmore Hall series and recorded a large repertoire of chamber music. He also teaches at Cambridge University and at the Royal Academy of Music.

He is in demand as a duo player, having worked with many distinguished musicians including Rostropovich, Maxim Vengerov, Isserlis, Kirshbaum, Thomas Allen and Dame Felicity Lott. He has a regular Duo with Min Kym with whom he has recorded Beethoven and Brahms Sonatas.

In recent years he has worked as a conductor with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He made his London debut with a highly successful performance of Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony in the Barbican.

He has conducted in Poland and the Czech Republic and at the Israel and Prague Festivals. He regularly visits the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra as soloist and conductor and last year had a series of five concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra and toured with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis as soloists.


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