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Maestro Boris Brott began playing the violin when he was three years old and first performed with the Montreal Symphony when he was only five. At the age of 14 he won a scholarship to study conducting and shortly afterwards, when he was still a teenager, founded the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra of Montreal. When he was 18, Boris Brott became the assistant conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. At 24, he won the Dimitri Mitropolous International Conducting Competition in New York and became Assistant to Leonard Bernstein.
He is now well known within Canada and beyond for having developed no fewer than six different Canadian orchestras and guest-conducted around the world. He is especially interested in helping young artists and developing new audiences for music. Mr. Brott is founding Conductor and Music Director of the New West Symphony, in Los Angeles California. In addition he serves as Artistic Director of the McGill Chamber Orchestra in Montreal. Boris Brott, along with his wife Ardyth, attorney and children's author, runs the Brott Spring, Summer, and Autumn Music Festivals based in Hamilton, Ontario which has as its centerpiece the National Academy Orchestra, Canada's National Orchestra training school.