Brevig is the Music Director for the East Texas Symphony
the Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra and the Manchester
(CT) Symphony Orchestra. He is attracting attention in Europe,
United States as a conductor of remarkable ability and insight.
His career has earned him a growing reputation as a superb conductor
and orchestra builder.
resigning from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 1994, Per Brevig's
conducting career has advanced quickly. Within five years
of leaving the Metropolitan Opera, he conducted more than 20 operas
of standard and contemporary repertoire. His repertoire is
large and he is flexible in the programming of operatic as well
as symphonic works. He is guest conducting orchestras widely to
critical acclaim. (See Reviews
and Sample Programs.)
in Norway, Per Brevig studied at the Juilliard School where he received
his Bachelor's, Master's and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.
The greatest musical experience and education in Per Brevig's career
has been his fortunate association with the finest conductors of
our time, as well as those of the past. The following is an example
of legendary conductors with whom Per Brevig has performed:
In 1991 Per Brevig founded the Edvard Grieg Society
in anticipation of the composer's 150th anniversary in 1993.
Under his leadership, the Society has become the center of activities
celebrating Grieg in the U.S., including major symposia at Columbia
University in New York City. The culmination of an Edvard
Grieg Society season is often highlighted with a concert at Lincoln
Center with Mr. Brevig conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke's
in music by Grieg and other Scandinavian composers, as well as music
by American composers. (See Reviews)
Per Brevig is a member of the National Society of
Literature and the Arts and is cited in the International Who's
Who in Music, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World,
Personalities of America and Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
In 1990, Mr. Brevig was decorated with the Royal Medal of St. Olav
by King Olav V of Norway. The medal was presented to him in
recognition of his efforts to promote Norwegian music and culture
in the United States.
Mr. Brevig's future conducting engagements include operatic
and symphonic performances both in the U.S. and abroad.