Performing with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra as the third prize winner of the 2012 Sir Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition, he was "... the stand-out audience favorite." (Norman Lebrecht, Slipped Disc).
In April 2013, Brown gave a celebrated European debut with the Badische Staatskapelle, executing an "extremely demanding program which was mastered by the young conductor with flying colors. "(Klassik.com) This led to a debut with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSB), to which he was promptly re-invited. Other engagements include the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In 2018 he makes his debut with the Nürnberger Symphoniker.
As an accomplished opera conductor, Brown has directed, among others, performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte and Puccini's Suor Angelica. He has also assisted on Britten's Albert Herring and studied Puccini's Il Trittico under Lorin Maazel.
Brown is a passionate educator who has gained a wealth of experience as a university professor and youth orchestra leader. In addition, in 2011 and 2012 he conducted members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the opera camps for children of the Salzburg Festival.
Music is a healing balm that works regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion or socioeconomic status.
...this was the best interpretation of a Bruckner symphony since the time when Andrey Boreyko was the chief conductor of the orchestra(Jenaer Philharmonie). It was quite astonishing how flexible and secure all the musicians of the orchestra performed all led by Brandon Keith Brown.
Dietmar Ebert - Jenaer Philharmonie,
Under the youthfully fresh and agile direction of Brandon Keith Brown the orchestra positively blossomed, above all in Ludwig van Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony. Brown, at the helm of the Philharmonie for the first time, is hailed as a rising star in the conducting firmament.
For quite some time the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen (NPW) has not sounded as liberated as this, played with such refreshing exuberance in a symphonic concert as it did under the baton of the young US guest conductor Brandon Keith Brown. [...] the titanic Beethoven [Symphony No. 8], brought down by Brown from his pedestal to eye level, to rapturous applause.
Here was a young conductor on the podium, who knew how to create their own musical language and breathe with the orchestra. Spannung und Dynamik konnte an diesem Vormittag nur der Amerikaner aufbauen (...) Brandon Keith Brown, declared the audience favorite, got the third prize. Brown always had the greatest potential, his conducting pocessed depth and feeling as well as the urge to design.