Iona Brown

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Iona Brown OBE (born Elizabeth Iona Brown, 7 January 1941 – 5 June 2004) was a British violinist and conductor. From 1963 to 1966, Brown was a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra. In 1964, she joined the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, working her way up through the ranks to become a soloist and director in 1974. She formally left the Academy in 1980, but continued to work with them for the remainder of her life. In 1981, Brown was appointed artistic director of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. She served as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra from 1987 to 1992. From 1985 to 1989, she was guest director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She was made OBE in 1986.[1]. In June 2003 Brown was awarded an honorary degree from the Open University as Doctor of the University. Aug 2010