Our Finalists in "The Search"- See Alexander Platt on February 23rd
Brendan Townsend is a native of Cork, Ireland where he earned his first degree. A Diploma C.S.M. (or a cello and class teaching diploma) at the Cork School of Music. From there he went to Trinity College in London and earned a performers diploma. He went on to Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany and finally the Conservatorium voor Musiek in Mastricht, Netherlands. There he continued studying cello, teaching and conducting. This pedigree may be what has helped lead to his prolific career.
Brendan has been music director and conductor of multiple orchestras in the Netherlands and finally the American south- namely Texas and Tennessee. He currently is music director of the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra in Laredo Texas. A study of his websites bio goes into even further detail and gives an idea of the person behind the accomplishments. There we find a man who “believes passionately in helping composers and quality works become part of the standard repertoire.” We also see a man who loves the classics. This passion is sure to show through in the 18/19 season.