Iona Brown

Biography

Born: January 7, 1941   Died: June 5, 2004   Country: England  
Iona Brown, violinist and conductor, was best known for her work with chamber orchestras. Her family was a highly musical one, and she was encouraged to explore her talents from a young age. She joined the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in 1955, remaining with it for five years. She was then sent to the Continent to study; her teachers were Hugh Maguire in London, Remy Principe in Rome, and Henryk Szeryng in Paris and Nice. She also Read more studied music in Vienna and Brussels.
While also working in the Philharmonia Orchestra (1963-1966), Brown joined the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields in 1964 as a violinist and quickly developed an interest in conducting. She made her debut as conductor of a Proms concert in 1965, appearing regularly with the Academy ever since. In 1974 Marriner decreased the time he spend with the Academy, and named Brown as artistic director. Since then she has often conducted the Academy in concert and on a large number of recordings, primarily on the Philips label. In 1981 she also became artistic and music director of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. She brought it into the front rank of international rank chamber ensembles; in 1987 she received an appointment as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She conducted many of the world's major symphony orchestras, including the Saint Louis Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (of which she was guest director from 1985 to 1989). In 1996 she was appointed chief conductor of the Danish Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a violinist, she recorded Bartók's Second Violin Concerto and David Blake's violin concerto, which was written for her. She was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1986 and the Knight of First Class Order of Merit of Norway in 1991. Read less
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    The Argo Years / Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002081902 Release Date: 06/03/2014   Number of Discs: 28
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Arcangelo Corelli,  Giuseppe Torelli,  Pietro Antonio Locatelli  ... 
    Performer:  Gwynne Howell,  Philip Langridge,  Anna Reynolds,  Elly Ameling  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus,  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
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    Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis; Symphony No. 5
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001912602 Release Date: 10/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Performer:  Kenneth Heath,  Stephen Shingles,  Trevor Connah,  Iona Brown
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Roger Norrington
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    Brahms: Chamber Works / Nash Ensemble (4 CDs)
    Label: Onyx   Catalog: 4093 Release Date: 12/11/2012   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Iona Brown,  Richard Hosford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
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    Golden Trumpet - Best-loved Trumpet Concertos / Maurice Andre, Neville Marriner
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 7317422 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gottfried H. Stölzel,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Giuseppe Torelli
    Performer:  Maurice André,  Bernard Soustrot,  Iona Brown,  Daniel Arrington  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Jean-Pierre Wallez
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    Best Children's Classics 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 17626 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Katia Labčque,  Marielle Labčque,  Moura Lympany  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Riccardo Muti,  Simon Rattle  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 648500 Release Date: 11/16/2010   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Katia Labčque,  Marielle Labčque,  Moura Lympany  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Riccardo Muti,  Simon Rattle  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Vivaldi: La Cetra / Iona Brown, ASMF
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 433734 Release Date: 02/25/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Iona Brown,  Malcolm Latchem
    Conductor:  Iona Brown
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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    Essential Bach
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 95424 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Philip Pickett,  Catherine Latham,  Iona Brown,  William Bennett  ... 
    Conductor:  Eugen Jochum,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Wolfgang Gönnenwein  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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    Mozart: Violin Concerto No 2, Sinfonia Concertante / I Brown
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 411613 Release Date: 12/29/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Josef Suk,  Iona Brown
    Conductor:  Iona Brown
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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    Handel: Violin Sonatas / Iona Brown, ASMF Chamber Ensemble
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 412603 Release Date: 12/01/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Nicholas Kraemer,  Denis Vigay,  Iona Brown
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
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    At The Haunted End Of The Day - William Walton
    Label: Tony Palmer Films   Catalog: 1357 Release Date: 06/02/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir William Walton
    Performer:  Iona Brown,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Ralph Kirshbaum,  Yvonne Kenny  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
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    Ultimate Classical Dreams - The Essential Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001280302 Release Date: 04/21/2009   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Samuel Barber,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Marisa Robles,  Jack Brymer,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  David Zinman,  Frederick Fennell,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Ultimate Classical Relaxation - The Essential Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001079002 Release Date: 03/11/2008   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Tomaso Albinoni  ... 
    Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha,  Neil Black,  Tess Miller,  Carmel Kaine  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Münchinger,  Sir Neville Marriner,  András Schiff,  Thurston Dart  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  ... 
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    L'Art de Maurice André
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 64100 Release Date: 01/07/2008   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Anne Danican Philidor,  Jean-B Loeillet,  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Maurice André,  Hedwig Bilgram,  Jean-Paul Leroy,  Thierry Caens  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean-Pierre Wallez,  Jörg Faerber,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Jesús Lopez-Cobos  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestral Ensemble,  Franz Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra,  Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Avison/Scarlatti: 12 Concerti Grossi / Neville Marriner
    Label: Philips Duo   Catalog: 438806 Release Date: 11/27/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Charles Avison
    Performer:  Denis Vigay,  Nicholas Kraemer,  Malcolm Latchem,  Iona Brown
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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    Autumn Moods - Instrumental Classics
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98225 Release Date: 09/12/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Antonio Rosetti,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Sylvia C. Rosin,  James Bush,  Sabine Erdmann,  Irmhild Beutler  ... 
    Conductor:  Iona Brown,  Ondrej Kukal,  Patrick Strub,  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dreiklang Berlin Ensemble,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Czech Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Autumn Moods
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 210056 Release Date: 09/01/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Robert Schumann,  Ciprian Porumbescu,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Dirk Altmann,  Florian Henschel,  Gordon Schultz,  Sebastian Silvestra  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Patrick Strub,  Iona Brown,  Ondrej Kukal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Arcata Chamber Orchestra,  Czech Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Spring Moods
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 210054 Release Date: 09/01/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jan Jacob Van Eyck,  Domenico Scarlatti,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Marion Kokott,  Iona Brown,  Takako Nishizaki,  Jénö Jandó  ... 
    Conductor:  Klaus-Peter Hahn,  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eden-Stell Duo,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Moscow State Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
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    Summer Moods
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 210055 Release Date: 09/01/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Charles Koechlin,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Dirk Altmann,  Florian Henschel,  Eduard Stan,  Iona Brown  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling,  Thomas Fey,  Patrick Strub,  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra,  Heidelberg Symphony,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  ... 
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    Winter Moods
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 210057 Release Date: 09/01/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Sibelius,  Anonymous,  Franz Schubert,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Dmitri Sitkovetsky,  Marion Kokott,  Andreas Schmidt,  Rudolf Jansen  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Klaus-Peter Hahn,  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Stuttgart Bach Collegium  ... 
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    Masters Of The Oboe
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000661002 Release Date: 06/13/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Igor Stravinsky,  Francis Poulenc,  Benjamin Britten  ... 
    Performer:  Maurice Bourgue,  Heinz Holliger,  Hans Elhorst,  Ralph Gomberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Herbert von Karajan,  Christoph von Dohnányi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Chamber Players,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.  ... 
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    Summer Moods
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98224 Release Date: 04/21/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Charles Koechlin,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Dirk Altmann,  Florian Henschel,  Eduard Stan,  Iona Brown  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling,  Thomas Fey,  Patrick Strub,  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra,  Heidelberg Symphony,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  ... 
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    Spannende Krimiabende
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98246 Release Date: 03/20/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Edvard Grieg,  Franz Liszt,  Jean Sibelius  ... 
    Performer:  Petronel Malan,  Vladimir Bunin,  Ivan Moravec,  Gerhard Oppitz  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Verdi Quartet
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    Spring Moods
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98223 Release Date: 02/14/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jan Jacob Van Eyck,  Domenico Scarlatti,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Marion Kokott,  Iona Brown,  Takako Nishizaki,  Jénö Jandó  ... 
    Conductor:  Klaus-Peter Hahn,  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eden-Stell Duo,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Moscow State Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
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    Winter Moods - Special Moments Of Classical Music
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98222 Release Date: 02/14/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Iona Brown,  Andreas Schmidt,  Rudolf Jansen,  Marion Kokott  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling,  Klaus-Peter Hahn,  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart,  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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