Brian Current


Brian Current’s music has been broadcast in over 35 countries and awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Barlow Prize (USA), a Premio Fedora (Italy), a Jules Léger Prize and a Selected Work (under 30) at the International Rostrum of Composers. In 2016, he won the inaugural Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music. Brian’s pieces have been programmed by all major symphony orchestras in Canada and by dozens of professional orchestras, ensembles and opera companies worldwide. His music appears on ten commercial recordings, including three albums devoted exclusively to his works. The Naxos recording of his opera Airline Icarus earned him the 2015 JUNO Award for Best Classical Composition of the Year. Current is also an in-demand guest conductor and regularly leads ensemble and orchestral programs of contemporary music. In 2021, he was appointed Artistic Director of New Music Concerts (NMC). Since 2007, Dr. Current has been Director of the Glenn Gould School’s New Music Ensemble at The Royal Conservatory.

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