Boris Brott

Boris Brott

Orchestra Conductor, Motivational Speaker, Cultural Ambassador
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Playing Together
Thousands of people across corporate America have heard Boris Brott's interactive presentation — he draws comparisons between business organizations and symphony orchestras. Both have common goals, each must perform in harmony to achieve those goals, and each continually strives for perfection. Often, both attempt to be innovative and creative. Boris draws out the juxtaposition of teamwork and leadership the need for creativity within an organization; the joy of communication and the achievement of success. All are explored through the medium of music.

Lighting the Creative Flame
Creativity rests in all our souls. This presentation demonstrates five steps that are at the heart of every creative process. Boris interacts with "Professor Siegfried" on screen, and together they take the audience through the steps necessary to concoct anything from E=MC2 to an enlightened business plan to the perfect Christmas party.

Why Book Boris Brott?

  • Borris is a conducting and music director mastermind, leading some of the world's most formidable orchestras

  • He is also a professional speaker, delivering inspiring talks to Fortune 500 companies and international conventions.

  • Some of his titles include being a Knight of Malta, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an Officer of the Order of Ontario

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    Boris Brott is one of the most internationally recognized Canadian conductors, holding major posts as music director in Canada and the United States. He 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. He is also Artistic Director of the Brott Musical Festivals, Ontario's principal classical orchestra music festival.

    Internationally, Boris has served as Assistant Conductor to the New York Philharmonic under the late Leonard Bernstein, Music Director and Conductor for the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, Chief Conductor of the BBC National Symphony of Wales and Music Director of the Northern Sinfonia of England. His extensive guest-conducting appearances have been around the world. In 2000, he conducted Leonard Bernstein's The Mass for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

    In 1988, Boris was awarded the Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civic honor. 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. In 1996, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts of Great Britain. In 2006, he was appointed to the Order of Ontario.

    In addition to his conducting career, Boris is a motivational speaker, presenting more than 35 talks annually around the world for Fortune 500 companies.

    He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with his wife, Ardyth, who is an author and lawyer. The Brotts have three children and two dogs.

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    "Boris was GREAT.  He provided the perfect balance for the meeting.  Also on-site he was easy to work with and a pleasure.  Thanks again for the great recommendation."  
    --Prudential Real Estate


    "Your combination of intellect, energy, and musical expertise yielded a powerful example of teamwork
     in action for our leaders." --HUMANA    

    "I thought you were great, and our folks enjoyed your presentation. Your session was outstanding." --Hospira, Inc.