Brian Schembri started his music studies with his father Carmelo Schembri, establishing himself as a highly talented young concert pianist. He later graduated from the Kiev and Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoires studying piano with Alexander Snegiriov and Sergei Dorensky and conducting with Roman Kofman and Gennadij Rozhdestvensky.
Since then Schembri has worked as conductor with the Theatre du Capitole and with the Orchestra National du Capitole in Toulouse, l’Orchestre National de Lyon , Permanent Conductor with the Orchestre Philharmonique de France, Principal Conductor with the Orquestra Metropolitana Lisboa as well as lecturer in music at the University of Malta.
He has conducted orchestras such as the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, l’Orchestra Sinfonica di San Remo, l’Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, the Malta National Orchestra, l’Orchestre de Bretagne, l’Orchestra Ciutat de Barcelona, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Odessa, the Moscow Soloists, Orquestra Academica Metropolitana, l’ Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva, Sofia National Opera Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Brian Schembri has performed at the “Festival Massenet”, “Kiev Symphonic Evenings”, “Octobre en Normandie”, “Les Rencontres Musicales d’Evian”, “Festa da Musica”, “Lisboa em Festa”, “Festival MusicAtlantico”, “Festival de Piano Vendôme”, “Henley Festival”. Frequently appearing as soloist in piano recitals, Schembri has also conducted opera productions with the Atelier Lyrique du Centre, Arcal, the Nancy and Rennes Opera Theatres.
Brian Schembri has composed music for theatre productions at the Manoel Theatre and Teatru Strada Stretta in Malta and the Comédie Française in Paris and has recently recorded Charles Camilleri’s Symphony No. 1 and Kosmos with the the Royal Scottish National Symphony Orchestra.