Brett Dean trained and graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium, before moving to Germany in 1984 where he performed as violist within the Berlin Philharmonic, for fourteen years.

He started composing in the late eighties and is today one of the most internationally performed composers of his generation. His music is championed by many of the leading conductors and orchestras worldwide, including Sir Simon Rattle, Andris Nelsons, Marin Alsop, David Robertson and Simone Young.

Dean enjoys a busy performing career as violist and conductor, and since 2005 has been performing his own Viola Concerto with many of the world’s leading orchestras. He is also a natural chamber musician, frequently collaborating with other soloists and ensembles to perform both his own chamber works and standard repertoire. Recent highlights include projects with the Doric String Quartet, Scharoun Ensemble and Alban Gerhardt.

Dean is Artist in Residence with Sydney Symphony Orchestra which encompasses conducting, performing and creative programming in collaboration with David Robertson. He is also BBC Symphony Orchestra Artist in Residence, which last season included the world premiere of From Melodious Lay, conducted by Joshua Weilerstein, and the UK premiere of Knocking at the Hellgate with Russel Braun.

Brett Dean is festival composer for Malmö Chamber Music 2017, and will be performing at several concerts during the festival.

The Scene of the Crime | Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 pm, Palladium Malmö Read more
Beetween the Spaces in the Sky | Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 pm, Palladium Malmö Read more
Signs, Waves, Heat | Wednesday, September 20, 9:00 pm, Klubb Krinolin at Grand Öl & Mat Read more
Academy | Thursday, September 21, 7:00 pm, Malmö Live  Concert Hall Read more
Moment and Eternity | Friday, September 22, 9:00 pm, St Petri Church Read more
Testaments | Saturday, September 23, 2:00 pm, Malmö Live Concert Hall Read more