Brandon Phillips conducts his first performance with Cape Town Opera

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A highly regarded and versatile conductor, Brandon Phillips is sought after for symphony concerts by all South African orchestras, as well as for ballet, cross over and pop concerts, and now opera. Phillips will conduct selected performances for The Magic Flute, which is opening at the Artscape Theatre on Thursday, November 23rd.

Phillips completed his diploma in orchestral studies at the College of Music at the University of Cape Town in 2002 and was awarded his B Mus Honours in solo bassoon in 2005.

He began his orchestral career playing in the Noupoort chamber music workshops, in the Namibian Symphony Orchestra, the UCT Symphony Orchestra and as an extra musician in the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. He joined the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000 as a cadet and soon became sub-principal bassoon 2002, becoming principal in 2009.

In 2010, Phillips won the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Inaugural Len van Zyl Conductor’s Competition. In 2012, Phillips received a prestigious award from the Minister of Arts and Culture Ivan Meyer for “outstanding achievements by the youth”.

In 2014, he conducted the Miagi Youth Orchestra in Holland, Germany and Sweden to enormous acclaim.

Locally, Phillips has conducted the KZNPO in its Symphony in the City and become a star of RMB’s Starlight Classics.  Under his guidance, the CPYO has become a highly respected youth orchestra.

Phillips will be rotating the podium for The Magic Flute with maestro Kamal Khan.

Kamal Khan 23. 25 NOV. 10 DEC

Brandon Phillips 5. 7. 9 DEC

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