Brian Jackson holds a Master of Arts in Music Theory, History and Composition from Oxford University. He began his conducting career after immigrating to Canada in 1968, becoming the country's youngest Music Director when he led the Peterborough Symphony. Maestro Jackson has since been Music Director of the International Symphony, the Kingston Symphony and Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor to Orchestra London Canada.
Jackson is currently the Principal Pops Conductor for Orchestra London Canada, the Victoria Symphony and the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony. An expert in choral music, he has been Music Director of the Victoria and Kingston Choral Societies. London Pro Musica won the CBC Choir of the Year Award under his leadership. Jackson also conducts opera, ballet, educational and young peoples' concerts. He has taught at Lakefield College School and lectured at Trent, Western, Concordia, McGill and Queen's Universities. He is the only Canadian conductor who plays and directs concertos from the keyboard.
Last season Maestro Jackson celebrated his 30th year with Orchestra London Canada.