Student on mission to break classical music’s glass ceiling

Brian O Kepher as a member and Timpani player in The World Civic Orchestra at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Centre, New York City, in 2018. 

What you need to know:

  • Brian was born in Mathare. Later, his family moved to Korogocho.
  • In 2011, his mother, who knew of her son’s passion to be in a band, urged him to try it out.

Brian O Kepher, a Kenyan from Korogocho, is known in the global sphere of professional classical music conductors, yet he is still a student and not a professional musician.


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