Christopher Warren-Green
Conductor

“Christopher Warren-Green’s understanding of the music was heard in every bar. He suspended the music between restlessness and elegance, while bringing out the dramatic impulse. [He] created a true piece of magic.” (General-Anzeiger)

Contacts

Jane Brown +44 (0)20 3725 9129
Janet Marsden +44 (0)20 3725 9140
Holly Brunskill +44 (0)20 3725 9115

Biography

Music Director & Principal Conductor: London Chamber Orchestra
Music Director: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra


Highlights of Christopher Warren-Green’s 2016/17 season include concerts with Orchestre National de Belgique, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Beethoven Orchester Bonn. He also debuts with Nashville symphony and Rochester Philharmonic orchestra.

Previous collaborations in North America have included The Minnesota and Philadelphia orchestras, the Detroit, St. Louis, Toronto, Milwaukee, Seattle and Vancouver symphony orchestras and the National Symphony Orchestra Washington D.C. In the UK, Warren-Green is also a regular guest with the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic and BBC Concert orchestras and elsewhere has appeared with the with Zürcher Kammerorchester, RTÉ Symphony Orchestra, NHK, Singapore, Sapporo and KBS symphony orchestras.

Music Director & Principal Conductor: London Chamber Orchestra
Music Director: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra


Highlights of Christopher Warren-Green’s 2016/17 season include concerts with Orchestre National de Belgique, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Beethoven Orchester Bonn. He also debuts with Nashville symphony and Rochester Philharmonic orchestra.

Previous collaborations in North America have included The Minnesota and Philadelphia orchestras, the Detroit, St. Louis, Toronto, Milwaukee, Seattle and Vancouver symphony orchestras and the National Symphony Orchestra Washington D.C. In the UK, Warren-Green is also a regular guest with the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic and BBC Concert orchestras and elsewhere has appeared with the with Zürcher Kammerorchester, RTÉ Symphony Orchestra, NHK, Singapore, Sapporo and KBS symphony orchestras. Last season saw him tour Japan with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii.

Christopher Warren-Green has been invited to conduct for the Royal Family on many occasions. In 2011 Warren-Green conducted the London Chamber Orchestra for the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and most recently, he conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra for a concert in honour of HM the Queen’s 90th birthday. 

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Contacts

Jane Brown +44 (0)20 3725 9129
Janet Marsden +44 (0)20 3725 9140
Holly Brunskill +44 (0)20 3725 9115

Reviews

“[The Dvorak]… had a lot of edge, a lot of energy and sweep. The slow movement was spellbinding, giving way to a driving scherzo and a blazing finale. It was a memorable performance.” (Providence Journal, January 2016)

“From the first slow notes [of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony] … Warren-Green had the confidence to build gradually, trusting us to stay with him. The warm, weighty opening came to full speed slowly, like a locomotive picking up steam as it climbed a long grade. The second movement burst forward like an undammed brook; the musicians played with such fervor they had to retune when it ended.” (Charlotte Observer, November 2015)

“As for Dvorak's Ninth (or "New World") Symphony, conductor Christopher Warren-Green and the orchestra summoned up all of the appropriate drama on the work's opening movement, sections and soloists stepping forward for consistently impressive turns.” (Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press, February 2015)

“[The Dvorak]… had a lot of edge, a lot of energy and sweep. The slow movement was spellbinding, giving way to a driving scherzo and a blazing finale. It was a memorable performance.” (Providence Journal, January 2016)

“From the first slow notes [of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony] … Warren-Green had the confidence to build gradually, trusting us to stay with him. The warm, weighty opening came to full speed slowly, like a locomotive picking up steam as it climbed a long grade. The second movement burst forward like an undammed brook; the musicians played with such fervor they had to retune when it ended.” (Charlotte Observer, November 2015)

“As for Dvorak's Ninth (or "New World") Symphony, conductor Christopher Warren-Green and the orchestra summoned up all of the appropriate drama on the work's opening movement, sections and soloists stepping forward for consistently impressive turns.” (Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press, February 2015)

“Warren-Green conducted the first of the Houston Symphony’s annual ‘Messiah’ performances with relish…I’ve rarely heard the story of Jesus’ advent, suffering and victory told so vividly.” (Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle, December 2014)

“…I found Friday's performance to be the strongest 'Messiah' the Minnesota Orchestra has offered in several years. Under the entertainingly expressive, old-school direction of Christopher Warren-Green, the orchestra sounded more like a first-rate baroque ensemble than at any time in recent memory…thanks in part to the varied dynamics deftly sculpted by conductor Warren-Green, the orchestra's musicians also summoned up all of the beauty within Handel's magnificent melodies…this will be a tough 'Messiah' to top.” (Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press, December 2014)

“It was an interpretation in which emotion flowed, yet was efficiently channeled into a precise and propulsive conduit. The ensemble was admirably balanced, both in sound and spirit, bringing the concert to a wonderfully stirring conclusion.” (Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press, June 2014)

“Christopher Warren-Green’s understanding of the music, relaxed yet at the same time exciting, was heard in every bar…He suspended the music between restlessness and elegance, as well as bringing out the dramatic impulses… Mr Warren-Green created a true piece of magic.” (General-Anzeiger, November 2013)

“He has tremendous presence, a leonine head of thick gray hair and a fine, clear conducting style that matches his interpretive abilities…Warren-Green brought a sure hand to shaping the symphony, bringing out all the inherent power of this music, and bringing it to a thrilling conclusion. Warren-Green will be back next season: excellent news.”  (St. Louis Today, January 2012)

“Warren-Green conjured up poetry and theatrics in other spots. When the music needed warmth from the strings rather than massiveness, he helped them savour the sleekness and glow of the tunes. The “Festival at Baghdad” was bustling and flashy. When it came time to wreck Sinbad's ship, Warren-Green whipped up crashing waves of sound.” (The Charlotte Observer, January 2009)

“[Christopher Warren-Green led]… the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra with breadth and panache through Rimsky-Korsakov's opulent Scheherazade and Mussorgsky's gaudy “Night on Bald Mountain” (in Rimsky's orchestration).” (The Charlotte Observer, January 2009)

“Wednesday evening's first offering of the '08 "Messiah" at Minneapolis' Basilica of St. Mary was an interpretation of great delicacy, one at its most compelling when letting the sadness emerge. Under the direction of English conductor Christopher Warren-Green, it was a performance as graceful and smooth as his confident conducting… Wednesday's audience was well served by his emphasis upon precision from the strings, power from the choir and openhearted emotion from the vocal soloists.” (Pioneer Press, December 2008)

“…the sensitive, light accompaniment [was] provided by the London Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Warren-Green” (The Times, November 2008)

“In the essential ingredients of this music, with its lilt, sway, heartstopping teasing of musical timing and effortless ebb and flow, Warren-Green was matchless… Everything was the same; the music, the programming, Warren-Green’s inexhaustible vocabulary of techniques and style, and the general delivery; and his timing in this fiendishly tricky music is light years ahead of the efforts of many conductors” (The Herald, January 2008)