Christopher Warren-Green

Christopher Warren-Green’s sensitive interpretation and knowledge of repertoire, combined with his poised command of an orchestra, have earned him great respect throughout the music-making world. His charismatic manner and talent endear him immediately to the musicians with whom he works, resulting in orchestral musicians, young artists and established soloists alike holding him in the highest regard.

Newly appointed Music Director of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, he also continues as Music Director of the London Chamber Orchestra. Previous positions have included Principal Conductor of the Camerata Resident Orchestra of the Megaron Athens, taking over from Sir Neville Marriner (2004- 2009), Chief Conductor of the Nordiska Kammar Orkestern (1998-2005), and Chief Conductor of the Jönköpings Sinfonietta (1998-2001).

Recent European highlights include concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, his debut with the Orchestra National de Belgique in September 2010, and the closing concert of the prestigious anniversary Chopin Festival in Warsaw, featuring Maria João Pires as soloist. He also made a return to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin in January 2011.

Christopher Warren-Green regularly conducts the BBC Concert, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras in London, and has also worked with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Royal Scottish National orchestras. Elsewhere, he has appeared at the Bucharest-based Enescu Festival with the Chamber Orchestra of the Romanian National Radio Society, and has conducted concerts with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Further afield, Warren-Green has worked with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, and Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and he has excellent ongoing relationships with both the Orquestra Sinfônica da Bahia and the Queen Elisabeth College in Brussels.

In the US, Warren-Green conducts at a consistently high level. He is a regular visitor to the Minnesota Orchestra and he made his immensely successful debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2007, adding to the list of prestigious orchestras he has already conducted in North America (including the National Symphony Washington and the Houston, St Louis, Seattle and Vancouver Symphony orchestras).

In 1980, by personal invitation of HRH The Prince of Wales, Warren-Green was honoured to conduct the first concert in modern times to be given in Buckingham Palace’s Throne Room. Since then, he has conducted numerous concerts at Buckingham Palace, as well as Highgrove House and St. James’s Palace. To mark the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s 80th birthday at Kew Palace, he conducted a private concert for the entire Royal fa1mily; he also directed the Philharmonia Orchestra for the Service of Dedication and Prayer (celebrating the marriage of TRH Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall), and again in the 60th birthday celebration concert for The Prince of Wales, in November 2008. Most recently, he conducted the London Chamber Orchestra during the marriage ceremony of HRH Prince William Duke of Cambridge and HRH Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on 29th April 2011.

Christopher Warren-Green has appeared numerous times on television and radio. In summer 2008 he featured on BBC2’s high profile series entitled ‘Maestro’ in which he coached a celebrity student in conducting technique.

He has recorded extensively for Sony, Philips, Virgin EMI, Chandos and Deutsche Grammophon, and most recently recorded a disc with London Chamber Orchestra on the EMI label. He also regularly records with London Chamber Orchestra on the Signum label.

  • The London Chamber Orchestra, the UK’s oldest chamber orchestra, has nurtured the new and paid homage to the traditional since 1921. Since 1988 Principal Conductor and Music Director Christopher Warren-Green has brought together the inspirational musicians and repertoire for which LCO is renowned. The remarkable acoustic and intimate ambience of St. John’s, Smith Square, its London home, enable the LCO - the only chamber orchestra resident in London - to give vibrant performances and establish a close rapport with its audiences. The recordings on the LCO Live label, in partnership with Signum Classics, are the result of this happy marriage of orchestra and venue.
    Susan Gritton's delivery of the three arias has an exquisite balance of grace and intensity befitting their spurned heroines - The Independent
  • The LCO return to disc on Signum with a new programme of French orchestral works by Ravel, Fauré, Poulenc and Ibert. Their ‘LCO Live’ series captures the vibrant, exciting performances they give at their London home of St. John’s, Smith Square.

    Here's a recording guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Enthusiastic and fun, yet with touching, tender moments and a clever awareness of the music's irony, the London Chamber Orchestra delivers a witty, exuberant collection - Classic FM Magazine

    Spry, clipped music-making, and a lovely French programme, capped by Roge's ebullient account of Poulenc's mercurial, flamboyant Piano Concerto - BBC Music Magazine

  • The London Chamber Orchestra, the UK’s oldest chamber orchestra, has nurtured the new and paid homage to the traditional since 1921. Since 1988 Principal Conductor and Music Director Christopher Warren-Green has brought together the inspirational musicians and repertoire for which LCO is renowned. The remarkable acoustic and intimate ambience of St. John’s, Smith Square, its London home, enable the LCO - the only chamber orchestra resident in London - to give vibrant performances and establish a close rapport with its audiences. The recordings on the LCO Live label, in partnership with Signum Classics, are the result of this happy marriage of orchestra and venue. Future releases include Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Mozart’s Symphony No. 1 and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4.

    The concerts of Warren-Green and the London Chamber Orchestra at St John’s, Smith Square aren’t often noticed in the press, but their large regular audience knows that they are some of the most exciting in London - The Times

    Tan’s engaging way with Mozart’s Concerto No. 12 intersects nicely with the orchestra’s freshly minted accompaniment. Rosemary Furniss’s direction of Haydn’s ‘La Reine’ Symphony captures the music’s grandeur as well as its grace. And the subversive originality and rhythmic drive of Beethoven’s wackiest symphony come roaring happily across - Classic FM Magazine

  • The London Chamber Orchestra, the UK’s oldest chamber orchestra, has nurtured the new and paid homage to the traditional since 1921. Since 1988 Principal Conductor and Music Director Christopher Warren-Green has brought together the inspirational musicians and repertoire for which LCO is renowned. The remarkable acoustic and intimate ambience of St. John’s, Smith Square, its London home, enable the LCO - the only chamber orchestra resident in London - to give vibrant performances and establish a close rapport with its audiences. The recordings on the LCO Live label, in partnership with Signum Classics, are the result of this happy marriage of orchestra and venue. Future releases include Mozart’s Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven’s ‘Ah Perfido!’