Boris Brott: Biography highlights
A conductor whose talent, passion and desire to help others achieve their dreams has seen him become a top motivational speaker.
Full biography of Boris Brott
Maestro Boris Brott recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from McGill University’s Faculty of Music. As a speaker, Brott’s presentations are always tailored for each client. His audiences are frequently amazed at their new found performing talent as they gain new insights on teamwork and collaboration. Boris concludes his presentations by “conducting” his audience playing Beethoven’s “Ode To Joy” which almost always generates a standing ovation.
Some of the many musical inserts in Boris’s presentations are illustrated in the videos below.
- Internationally recognised Canadian conductor
- Founder of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, which allows new musicians learn from qualified professionals
- Founder of Canada’s largest orchestral festival, the Brott Musical Festival.
- An inspired speaker who has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies,
Brott is available to present in English and Italian.
Watch Boris in action
“Your topic Orchestral Teaming was most timely, imparting useful information that I am certain is, today, enhancing the skills of IBM’s consultants.”
Independent Insurance Agents of America
“Bravo! Your performance at our annual convention in Toronto was superb.”
Columbia National Inc
“I cannot begin to tell you how well you were received by the entire group.”
“Thank you again for being our guest speaker at our fifth annual Leadership Summit. We have heard nothing but positive remarks on how much our people enjoyed your performance and how you were able to help us open our minds and create joyful harmony. This was evident in allowing us to perform with you on the tone bars that were placed at each table. We all enjoyed and were amazed at the difference when playing the tone bars for a second time and how in sync we all sounded with you directing us.
Boris, you successfully managed to use the symbolism of an orchestra and demonstrate how the role of a conductor and that of a team within a company are similar. I would highly recommend Boris Brott if you are looking for an amazing speaker who will create a lasting impression with your attendees. I know our Leadership Summit attendees were amazed at this experience. Thank you again and wish you continued success and safe travels.”
“A real crowd pleaser.”
“You imparted useful information that our associates are able to digest and apply to their work at Capitol One. More importantly, you left my team feeling energized and renewed.”
“You really made the event come alive by allowing our sales teams to participate in making beautiful music together. This is an experience our teams will not soon forget.”
IDS Financial Services Inc
“Boris, you were terrific”
“Your interesting comparison of Marriott to a symphony orchestra was refreshing, and certainly started off our meeting on an upbeat note.”
“I want to personally thank you …You took the message of the meeting and intertwined it perfectly into your closing presentation. The feedback we are now receiving also confirms how my leaders felt about your performance.”
Boris's speaking topics
This is an interactive musical presentation in which Boris shows the similarities between the business world and a symphony orchestra. He discusses teamwork and leadership, the need for creativity, the joy of communication, and the achievement of success. The presentation is always customised to suit the audience:
- Each presentation draws comparisons between business organizations and symphony orchestras — both have common goals.
- Both orchestras and business organizations strive to achieve the same goals, and both aim for perfection.
- Both seek innovation and creativity.
- Boris draws a juxtaposition of teamwork and leadership; the need for creativity within an organization; the joy of communication and the achievement of success. All are explored through the medium of music.
During his presentation, these analogies are enhanced with graphics, hi-res video and audio tracks. The audience hears of Beethoven’s struggles, his quest for perfection … hears brief passages from some of Beethoven’s best known works.
Then, to conclude his presentation, it’s time to play together…
- Boris instructs the audience to reach under their chairs where they will find a tone bar — a xylophone-like musical instrument with a mallet.
- The audience has been divided into five sections, each section a note.
- After “rehearsing” and enjoying the levity and excitement, the audience is prepared to play Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” under Boris’s direction.
- He turns to the video screen, gives a signal, and a full symphony orchestra begins to play the well-known composition.
- At the appropriate point, he turns to the audience and “conducts” them in this informative, educational, and fun-filled presentation.
Audiences are thrilled to be playing a significant part in an historic piece of musical history, and to make music under the direction of a symphony conductor. Audiences and corporate executives find it a memorable and unique presentation.
Variations on Playing Together
- A live orchestra joins Boris on stage. Musicians and their instruments are introduced until an 11-piece orchestra is formed.
- The meeting’s host joins Boris in conducting the audience and/or explaining the similarities between their organization and a symphony orchestra.
- The presentation’s length is suited to the client’s program requirements.
- Boris can act as host throughout the meeting.
Lighting the Creative Flame
Boris Brott highlights the five steps that are at the heart of every creative process. Brott interacts with “Professor Siegfried” on screen, and together they take the audience through the steps necessary to concoct anything from E=MC2 to the perfect Christmas party. The heart of the piece is when Brott and Siegfried take the steps necessary to “light the creative flame.”