SPEAKING FEE RANGE ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$20,000 to $25,000
BOOK BORIS BROTT
SPEAKING FEE RANGE*
$20,000 to $25,000
Book Boris Brott
- His 50-year career as an international maestro has been marked by leading teams, cultivating creativity, and educating audiences and young people.
- As a conductor of symphonies and operas across the world, Brott knows how to encourage teamwork and foster an environment of creativity.
- His fun-filled and unique presentations give audiences the hands-on experience of working together to use their creativity and accomplish the goal of beautiful music.
- He has conducted orchestras across the globe for 50+ years, gives more than 30 talks to Fortune 500 companies annually, while leading more than 120 concerts each year.
For more than 50 years, Boris Brott has been leading orchestras on stages around the world as one of Canada’s most internationally recognized conductors. A seasoned motivational speaker on leadership, creativity and teamwork, he also is dedicated to music education for young people, innovative methods of introducing classical music to new audiences, and cultivating Canadian musical talent and works.
Brott is conductor and music director of the New West Symphony in California, the McGill Chamber Orchestra in Montreal, the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, and principal youth and family conductor of the National Arts Center of Canada. He also is artistic director of the Brott Musical Festival, Ontario's largest classical music festival, and founder and artistic director of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, the country’s only professional training orchestra.
At the age of 15, Brott founded the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra of Montreal and led it in his conducting debut. His first international success came in 1962, when he won third prize at the Liverpool Competition. Over the next few years, he served as the assistant conductor to Walter Susskind with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and then in England as conductor of the Northern Sinfonia at Newcastle upon Tyne.
In 2000, he conducted Leonard Bernstein's “The Mass for Pope John Paul II” at the Vatican. His international roles include serving 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.
In 1988, Brott was awarded the Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civic honor, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Law at McMaster University. In addition to his conducting career, Brott is a motivational speaker, annually presenting more than 30 talks for Fortune 500 companies using symphonic music as a metaphor for business and life.
Brott has conducted, produced, and hosted more than 100 television programs on both sides of the Atlantic, and has recorded for CBC, Septre-Mace, Mercury, Pro-Arte Records and Sony Classical.
"I thought you were great, and our folks enjoyed your presentation. Your session was outstanding."
Vice President, Sales Strategy & Operations,
U.S. Commercial, Hospira, Inc.
"You imparted useful information that our associates are able to digest and apply to their work at Capital One. More importantly, you left my team feeling energized and renewed."
Executive Vice President,
"Your combination of intellect, energy, and musical expertise yielded a powerful example of teamwork in action for our leaders."
Bonnie C. Hathcock,
Senior Vice President, Human Resources,
"No one has ever captured our sales and marketing team as you did. In watching the audience during your performance,I knew that they were totally immersed."
Trade Show and Special Event Manager,
Amadeus Global Travel Distribution LLC
"We were all amazed how six hundred of us could so quickly work as a team and release our potential on the musical front!"
Assistant Managing Director,
"Every conference needs to have the balance and intent of entertainment, fun and laughter. Thank you so very much for providing all, and in good measure!"
Barbara J.W. Dawson,
Vice President, Corporate Affairs,
Shoppers Drug Mart
Brott's interactive and dynamic, fun presentations allow audiences to play a part in making music under the direction of a famous and accomplished symphony conductor. Thousands of people across corporate America have participated in Brott's lively presentation where he draws comparisons between business organizations and symphony orchestras. As he outlines in his talk, both have common goals and each must perform in harmony to achieve those goals, both attempt to be innovative and creation, and each continually strives for perfection.
During his presentations, Brott contrasts teamwork and leadership, explores the need for creativity within an organization, and addresses the joy of communication and the achievement of success, all while exploring these concepts through the medium of music.
During his 25-minute presentation, these analogies are enhanced with slides and video. The audience hears of Beethoven′s struggle, his quest for perfection...brief passages from some of Beethoven′s best known works. Then, it′s time to play together...
Boris instructs the audience to reach under their chairs where they will find a tonebar — a musical instrument with a mallet. The audience has been divided into five specific notes. After "rehearsing" and enjoying the levity and excitement, the audience is prepared to play Beethoven′s Ode to Joy. Boris turns to the video screen, gives a signal, and a full symphony orchestra begins to play. At the appropriate point, he turns to the audience and "conducts" them in this informative, educational, and fun-filled presentation. The audience is thrilled to be playing a signifant part and to make music under the direction of a symphony conductor. Audiences and corporate executives find it a memorable and unique presentation.
Variations on "Playing Together":
- A live orchestra joins Boris on stage. Musicians and their instruments are introduced. A short musical example is played. This repeated until an 11-piece orchestra is formed on stage.
- The meeting′s host joins Boris in conducting the audience and/or explaining the similarities between their organization and a symphony orchestra.
- Each script is tailored to suit the meeting′s theme or message.
- Specific concepts germane to the organization are brought out in the script.
- The presentation′s length is suited to the requirements of program.
- Mr. Brott can act as host through the duration of the meeting.
In addition to the "Playing Together" presentation, the following other concept can be presented to your audiences:
"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.
This is an interactive presentation involving the meeting’s host as well as the audience. But the heart of the piece rests with Boris and Professor Siegfried taking the steps necessary to "light the creative flame." After each step, Boris "conducts" the audience playing their tone bars, and concludes his presentation with a roaring rendition of the music from Star Wars.