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Name: Bramwell Tovey  
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Date of Birth: 11th July 1953
Place of Birth: England, UK
Profession: Composer
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Bramwell Tovey is a English-born conductor and composer born 11 July 1953.

He has been the music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since September 2000 (and until 2010), and of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra since September 2002 (and until 2006).

Between 1989 and 2001 Tovey was the music director of the Winnipeg Symphony and was instrumental in establishing the city's annual New Music Festival, the first of which was held in 1992.

He has also regularly led a number of other major ensembles throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe - including the New York Philharmonic, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Tovey has also become known as a composer. Arguably amongst his most notable compositions are a Cello Concerto (premiered in Winnipeg in January 2001), and a work for a large choir and brass band, 'Requiem for a Charred Skull', which in 2003 was awarded a Juno for Classical Composition of the Year. Tovey also composed the film score, recorded by the VSO, for director Richard Bell's upcoming film 'Eighteen'.

He has been involved as well with a number of television programs related to music and with a number of youth ensembles and concerts. He has been the recipient of two honourary doctorates and many awards.

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