Iona Brown

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British violinist and conductor. Born 7 January 1941, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK - Died 5 June 2004, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK.
For the younger British violinist of the same name, please check Iona Brown (2).
Restricted by rheumatoid arthritis in her wrists, she turned increasingly to conducting giving her final concert as a conductor in May 2002, with The London Philharmonic Orchestra, the same day that she received a diagnosis of cancer.
She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1986.

1955-1960: joined the
1963-1966: played violin with the Philharmonia Orchestra
1964: joined the Academy of St Martin in the Fields
1974-1980: became soloist and director of The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
1981: artistic director of Det Norske Kammerorkester
1985-1989: guest director of the City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1987-1992 & 1995-1997: artistic director of The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
In her last years she was chief conductor of the in Denmark

Sister of Timothy Brown (2), Ian Brown (4) and Sally Brown (4).