301 Bay St. South, Hamilton, ON
The Brott Music Festival is Canada’s largest not-for-profit orchestral and opera music festival and the only festival with a full-time, professional orchestra-in-residence. The Festival is renowned for its extremely high artistic standards, world class soloists, its exuberant orchestra and its eclectic mix of orchestral, opera, Broadway, chamber, jazz, pops and education concerts at various venues across Southern Ontario.
The Folks Behind It All
Boris Brott is one of the most internationally recognized Canadian conductors, holding major posts as Music Director and Principal Guest Conductor in Canada, Europe and the United States. He enjoys an international career as guest conductor, educator, motivational speaker and cultural ambassador.
Currently, Mr. Brott is Founding Music Director and Laureate Conductor of the New West Symphony, California, Artistic Director of Orchestre Classique de Montreal (formerly the McGill Chamber Orchestra, Montreal) and Principal Guest Conductor of the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari Italy. Maestro Brott is Artistic Director of Brott Music Festival, which was established in 1988, as Ontario’s principal classical music festival and is home to the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, Canada’s unique professional training orchestra.
Internationally, Mr. Brott has served as Assistant Conductor to the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein, and as Music Director and Conductor for the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden (two years), and Northern Sinfonia (five years), and the BBC Welsh Symphony (seven years).