Piano Quintets



First name: Stephen
Last name: Brown
Dates: 1948
Category: Quintet
Nationality: Canadian
Opus name: Eulogie for Meghan Reid Piano quintet (2009)
Publisher: Canadian Music Centre
Peculiarities: http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/34448
Information: Stephen Brown was born in Nottingham, England, grew up in Montreal and Kitchener before moving to Toronto, where he later attended the Royal Conservatory of Music. Stephen is a composer, conductor, adjudicator, and teacher. He is Head of the Theory and Composition Department at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, a senior theory examination designer and marker for the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, and has twice served on a BC Arts Council Jury. His compositions include a symphony, a piano concerto, two song cycles, two overtures, two suites for orchestra, a missa brevis, a canticle for soprano, chorus and orchestra, and many chamber and solo works. He has taken a particular interest in pedagogical works, writing six books of student pieces for piano, as well as, a book each for violin and flute. He has had many works performed at orchestral, chamber and solo concerts. Performances include those by Erich Kunzel and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver and Victoria Symphony Orchestras and the Sidney Classical Orchestra in Sidney, British Columbia, of which he is the Artistic Director and Conductor. Besides his love of classical music, he takes an active interest in early jazz, playing banjo and guitar with the Bastion Jazz Band. The band is a regular fixture on Sunday evenings, at the Blethering Place in Victoria, British Columbia.