Keiren was born in Sydney and studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium. While he was an undergraduate, he appeared as the musical director of the Sydney University Dramatic Society’s production of The Threepenny Opera. After graduating in in 2013, he enrolled in the Masters Conducting course at the Conservatorium.
During this time he was Musical Director and Composer for the Sydney University Arts Revue and composed music for a production of Much Ado About Nothing as well as being assistant to performances by the Conservatorium Choir and Orchestra (Mozart’s Requiem, 2014), The Early Music Ensemble (2015) and the Opera Unit (Malcolm Williamson’s English Eccentrics, 2015).
Since his graduation Keiren has been engaged as the assistant conductor for Pinchgut Opera's production of L'Amant jaloux as well as being appointed conductor of the Men's Shed Chorale. He works regularly with community orchestras and choirs, especially with the Loftus Probus Choir, and maintains a busy teaching studio.
Keiren Brandt-Sawdy - Conductor