British conductor Christopher Warren-Green is music director of the London Chamber Orchestra in the U.K. and conductor laureate and artistic adviser to the Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina following a 12-year tenure as music director. Warren-Green is chair of the Foundation for Young Musicians and in 2022 he celebrated a professional career spanning 50 years.
During the 2023-24 season, highlights include returns to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Macau Orchestra and three visits with Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra. Further highlights include performances with the Charlotte Symphony where Warren-Green conducts Swan Lake and Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 1, as well as engagements with the London Chamber Orchestra where he joins forces with soloists Ben Goldscheider and Jess Gillam.
Warren-Green has conducted eminent orchestras around the world, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra; the Detroit, Houston, St Louis, Toronto, Milwaukee, Seattle and Vancouver symphony orchestras, and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. In the U.K., Warren-Green has worked with Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Royal Scottish National orchestras. In Europe, he has conducted the Orchestre National de Belgique, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Orchestre National de Montpelier, Zürcher Kammerorchester, RTÉ Symphony Orchestra and Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and in East Asia he has led the Hong Kong Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon, Singapore, Sapporo and KBS symphony orchestras.
In addition to international commitments, Warren-Green has been honored to conduct regularly for the British royal family at events including the wedding services of HM King Charles III and HM Queen Camilla, TRH The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Warren-Green conducted the London Chamber Orchestra on the occasion of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 80th birthday and Philharmonia Orchestra for Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday concert at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, as well as HM King Charles’s 60th birthday concert in Buckingham Palace and on other Royal occasions.
As a conductor he has recorded extensively for Sony, Philips, Virgin, EMI, Chandos, Decca, Deutsche Gramophone, and records with the London Chamber Orchestra for Signum Classics. As a soloist he has recorded Mendelssohn, Mozart and Vivaldi concertos and appeared as soloist extensively in Europe, most notably with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the Fields in the Berlin Philharmonie.
Warren-Green began his career at the age of 17, and at the age of 21 was named concertmaster of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, followed by Philharmonia Orchestra under Ricardo Muti. At age 25, Warren-Green became concertmaster of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields under Sir Neville Marriner. He has served as a juror for many international competitions including the Prague Spring Conducting, the Wieniawski Violin and Hong Kong Piano competitions. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, having been a professor there for eight years, and has appeared and presented numerous times on television and radio, most notably for the BBC Proms.