Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1991

Member of the Order of Canada, 1987

Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1991 - Howard Leyton-Brown

Howard Leyton-Brown is celebrated for his lifelong contributions to the quality of music, through his own performances and his students. Born in Australia, he took advanced music studies in Belgium, Switzerland and England, where he studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After a period as leader of the London Philharmonic, he emigrated to Canada in 1952, becoming head of the Regina Conservatory of Music string department, a position he held until his retirement in 1987. He was conductor of the Regina Symphony Orchestra from 1960 to 1971, and concert-master until 1988. He served on the Canada Council from 1970 to 1973.