Boris Brott is one of the most internationally recognised Canadian conductors. He holds major posts as music director in both Canada and the United States. Boris enjoys an international career as guest conductor, educator, motivational speaker and cultural ambassador.
Currently, Boris is Conductor and Music Director of the New West Symphony in California, the McGill Chamber Orchestra in Montreal, Canada, the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and Principal Youth and Family Conductor of the National Arts Center of Canada.
In addition to his conducting career, Boris is a motivational speaker, presenting more than 35 talks annually around the world for Fortune 500 companies. Besides numerous film and radio commitments, he has conducted, produced, and hosted over 100 television programs on both sides of the Atlantic. He has recorded for CBC, Septre-Mace, Mercury, Pro-Arte Records and Sony Classical where CDs with the late Glenn Gould have been released.
In 1988, Boris was awarded the Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civic honour. That same year, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law at McMaster University. Two years later, he was made a Knight of Malta. In 1992, he was selected International Man of the Year by the International Biographical Center in Cambridge, England. Later in 1996, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts of Great Britain. Then in 2006, he was appointed to the Order of Ontario.
"In the many years that I have been speaking publicly I have particularly enjoyed my association with Maria Franzioni. Maria is head and shoulders above all. She is a consummate professional who has a thorough understanding of speakers and her clients. And she has a great sense of humour!" Boris
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