Martyn Brabbins

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Martyn Brabbins (born 13 August 1959) is a British conductor. He studied at Goldsmiths, University of London, and later was a conducting student of Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory.

Brabbins first came to international attention when he was awarded first prize at the Leeds Conductors Competition in 1988. Between 1994 and 2005, Brabbins was Associate Principal Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He became principal conductor of Sinfonia 21 in 1994. He was artistic director of the Cheltenham Music Festival from 2005 to 2007. During his Cheltenham tenure, he established a new ensemble, the Festival Players. In Leeds, he created a new chamber music series called "Music in Transition". On 17 July 2011, Brabbins conducted the 6th live performance of Havergal Brian's Symphony No. 1 ('The Gothic') at The Proms, which was later released on a Hyperion commercial recording. Brabbins was subsequently named president of the Havergal Brian Society. Brabbins is also conductor laureate of the Huddersfield Choral Society.

Outside of the UK, Brabbins became principal guest conductor of DeFilharmonie (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders) in 2009. In December 2011, Brabbins was announced as the next chief conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, and formally took up the post with the 2013-2014 season.

In 2002, Brabbins founded a training course for aspiring conductors at the St Magnus International Festival in Orkney., which he continues to co-direct. Brabbins has conducted commercial recordings of music for such labels as Warner, Chandos, Hyperion, NMC, Nimbus, and Deutsche Grammophon.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 7: Henselt: Piano Concerto, op. 16 / Variations de concert, op. 11 / Alkan: Concerto da camera, op. 10/1 / Concerto da camera, op. 10/2 Charles-Valentin Alkan, Adolf von Henselt; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Marc-André Hamelin 1
1995 The Cricket on the Hearth Overture / Music for Coriolanus / Benedictus / Twelfth Night / Scottish Rhapsody no. 2 Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 2
1995 BBC Music, Volume 4, Number 3: Sibelius Symphony no. 2 / Walton Symphony no. 2 Sibelius, Walton; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Martyn Brabbins 1
1995 Land of the Mountain and the Flood / The Ship o' the Fiend / The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow / Jeanie Deans / The Lay of the Last Minstrel Hamish MacCunn; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 1
1995 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 12: Parry: Piano Concerto in F-sharp major / Stanford: Piano Concerto no. 1 in G major Hubert Parry, Charles Villiers Stanford; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Piers Lane 1
1996 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 13: Glazunov: Piano Concerto no. 1 in F minor / Piano Concerto no. 2 in B major / Goedicke: Concertstück, op. 11 Alexander Glazunov, Alexander Goedicke; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Stephen Coombs 1
1996 The Passing of Beatrice / Sir William Wallace / Villon / Sister Helen William Wallace; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 2
1997 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 16: Huss: Piano Concerto in B major, op. 10 / Schelling: Suite fantastique, op. 7 Henry Holden Huss, Ernest Schelling; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Ian Hobson 1
1997 Creation Symphony / Pelléas and Mélisande / Prelude to The Eumenides William Wallace; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 1
1998 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 19: Mackenzie: Scottish Concerto, op. 55 / Tovey: Piano Concerto in A major, op. 15 Sir Alexander Campbell MacKenzie, Sir Donald Francis Tovey; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Steven Osborne 1
1999 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 20: Piano Concerto no. 1, op. 10 / Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 24 / Andante and Allegro, op. 88 Ignaz Brüll; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Martin Roscoe 1
1999 The Romantic Violin Concerto, Volume 1: The Three Violin Concertos Saint-Saëns; Philippe Graffin, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 1
2000 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 23: Holbrooke: Piano Concerto no. 1 "The Song of Gwin ap Nudd" / Wood: Piano Concerto in D minor Joseph Holbrooke, Haydn Wood; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Hamish Milne 1
2000 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 24: Piano Concerto in A major / Fantasia dramática / Ballade, op. 16 José Vianna da Motta; Orquestra Gulbenkian, Martyn Brabbins, Artur Pizarro 1
2000 The Romantic Violin Concerto, Volume 2: Violin Concerto in D, op. 74 / Suite for Violin and Orchestra, op. 32 Stanford; Anthony Marwood, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 1
2001 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 25: Piano Concerto no. 1 in A minor / Piano Concerto no. 2 in D minor / Second Modern Suite, op. 14 Edward MacDowell; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Seta Tanyel 1
2002 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 28: Piano Concerto no. 1, op. 3 / Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 32 Zygmunt Stojowski; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Jonathan Plowright 1
2002 Symphonies no. 1 in D & no. 2 in E-flat Sergei Bortkiewicz; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 5 1
2002 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 30: Piano Concerto no. 1, op. 4 / Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 38 / Rhapsody on Ukranian Themes, op. 28 Sergei Lyapunov; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Hamish Milne 1
2003 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 31: Fuchs: Piano Concerto in B-flat, op. 27 / Kiel: Piano Concerto in B-flat, op. 30 Robert Fuchs, Friedrich Kiel; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Martin Roscoe 1
2003 The Romantic Violin Concerto, Volume 3: Violin Concerto no. 3, op. 99 / Violin Concerto no. 4 "All' antica", op. 101 / Variations sur un theme hongrois, op. 72 Hubay; Hagai Shaham, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 1
2004 Lamond: Symphony in A major / Concert Overture "From the Scottish Highlands" / D'Albert: Overture to Esther, op. 8 Frederic Lamond, Eugen d'Albert; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 1
2004 The Romantic Violin Concerto, Volume 4: Moszkowski: Violin Concerto in C, op. 30 / Ballade in G minor, op. 16 no. 1 / Karłowicz: Violin Concerto in A, op. 8 Moszkowski, Karłowicz; Tasmin Little, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 1
2005 The Romantic Violin Concerto, Volume 5: Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto in G minor, op. 80 / Somervell: Violin Concerto in G minor Coleridge-Taylor, Somervell; Anthony Marwood, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 1
2006 The Romantic Violin Concerto, Volume 6: Violin Concerto no. 1, op. 21 "Dramatique" / Violin Concerto no. 2, op. 90 / Suite for Violin and Orchestra, op. 5 Hubay; Hagai Shaham, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 1
2006 New York, Tears and Hope / The Rivers Engulfed Bechara El-Khoury; London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding, Martyn Brabbins 1
2008 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 46: Concerto no. 3, op. 23 "Fantasia" / Concerto no. 4, op. 88 York Bowen; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Danny Driver 1
2010 The Romantic Violin Concerto, Volume 8: Violin Concerto no. 4, op. 31 / Violin Concerto no. 5, op. 37 / Fantasia appassionata, op. 35 Henri Vieuxtemps; Viviane Hagner, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Martyn Brabbins 1
2010 The Romantic Violin Concerto, Volume 9: Violin Concerto no. 4, op. 23 / Violin Concerto no. 5, op. 35 / Andante and Scherzo capriccioso, op. 16 Ferdinand David; Hagai Shaham, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 1
2011 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 54: Somervell: Highland Concerto / Normandy / Cowen: Concertstück Sir Arthur Somervell, Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Martin Roscoe 1
2012 The Romantic Violin Concerto, Volume 12: Violin Concerto no. 1, op. 10 / Violin Concerto no. 2, op. 19 / Greeting to America, op. 56 Henri Vieuxtemps; Chloë Hanslip, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Martyn Brabbins 1
2013 Oboe Concerto / Solo IX / Oboe Sonata Kalevi Aho; Piet Van Bockstal, Yutaka Oya, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 1
2013 The Lost Art of Letter Writing Brett Dean; Frank Peter Zimmermann, Sydney Symphony, Jonathan Nott, Gondwana Voices, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Martyn Brabbins, David Robertson 1
2014 The Great Animal Orchestra: Symphony for Orchesta and Wild Soundscapes Richard Blackford; Bernie Krause, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins 1
2014 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 64: Oswal: Piano Concert in G minor, op. 10 / Napoleão: Piano Concerto in E-flat minor, op. 31 Oswald, Napoleão; Artur Pizarro, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins 1
2014 The Romantic Violin Concerto, Volume 17: Violin Concerto no. 3 in D minor, op. 58 / Scottish Fantasy in E-flat major, op. 46 Bruch; Jack Liebeck, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Walton: Symphonies Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1

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