Elias Brown is a conductor who works to create thought-provoking and boundary-pushing musical programs in and out of the concert hall. Elias is the current music director of the London Young Sinfonia and artistic director of 4|12 Collective. He has conducted Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble Modern, Zafraan Ensemble, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra (Lithuania), Yale Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Berkeley College Orchestra, and New Symphony Orchestra of Sofia, Bulgaria.
As an assistant, he has prepared orchestras for Oliver Knussen, Marin Alsop, Robert Treviño, Sir Mark Elder, Edward Gardiner, Jac van Steen, and Andreas Stoehr. Also an accomplished trumpet player, Elias has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, and principal trumpet at Chicago Symphony Hall, The Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Mariinsky Theatre, and Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall. Elias has also worked as a teaching artist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducting side-by-side outreach programs with underserved communities across greater London.
He completed his bachelors in music cum laude at Yale University, and his masters with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, studying conducting with Sian Edwards and performance design with Gerard McBurney and Neil Heyde.
Help Musicians UK will generously support Elias's attendance at a conducting masterclass, location and date to be determined after the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted.