Brandon Keith Brown is an internationally celebrated conductor who combines the American spirit with German musical tradition. Upon graduating from the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore with honors, he moved to Europe to expand his musical experiences. Brandon has worked with acclaimed orchestras, such as the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Aside from pursuing his career as a conductor, he is also a passionate educator of forthcoming generations of musicians and a noted social justice advocate. In this interview, Brandon talks with Johanna Madden about racism and discrimination in the music scene and at music universities.
Photo: Brandon Keith Brown. © Neda Navaee