Best news: Maestro’s cancer is less severe than feared

Best news: Maestro’s cancer is less severe than feared


norman lebrecht

August 07, 2019

We’re delighted to report that Bramwell Tovey, diagnosed last month with a rare cancer,  has been told it it less severe than previously supposed and he can return to work sooner.

As a result, Bramwell will conduct the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend and the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Proms at the end of the month.

He has six months of treatment still to go, but getting the all-clear for these two concerts has put a spring in his step and a gleam in his eye.

So pleased for him.



  • Novagerio says:

    Excellent news! Get well soon Bramwell!!

  • SoCal Dan says:

    That’s wonderful news!

    From a purely selfish perspective, it means that I — and thousands of others – will see Maestro at the Hollywood Bowl next Tuesday evening when he conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a concert entitled “Britain at the Bowl.”

    Nobody conducts Britten, Elgar, and Gilbert & Sullivan better than Bramwell Tovey.

  • Roger Cole says:

    Yea Bramwell!!

  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    This is fantastic news – so happy for you, Maestro.

  • Tom says:

    Wonderful news .

  • Zelda Macnamara says:

    For once, some good news. Wishing him all the best.

  • John G says:

    That’s great news! A lovely guy and a real professional!

  • Herr Doktor says:

    Thanks for sharing this great news. I’ve never met Maestro Tovey, but he’s conducted here in Boston a number of times, and at his best, his concerts have been memorable. I’ve heard through the grapevine that he’s considered a really decent human being too.

  • M2N2K says:

    It’s much more than “two” concerts actually: in Hollywood Bowl alone he is conducting at least four.

  • Rloseana Sasaninia says:

    Please read Memoirs of the Operating Room Nurse ,in Amazon.She has 4 tumors.She got out of it.No chemorherapy,no radiation,no medication on the 3 tumors.