In addition to his performing activities, Brian studied composition with Ronald Stevenson and his output includes piano pieces, chamber music and songs.
His first work to be performed publicly was ‘Elegy for Cello and Piano’, written in memory of Jacqueline du Pré and premiered at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada in 1991. It was also performed in Norway the following year at the Grieg Hall in Bergen, to critical acclaim.
More recently, he gave the first performances of his ‘Prelude in Memory of Scriabin’ and ‘Elegy for Piano’ at Strathclyde University’s Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow, shortly followed by further performances in Germany.
His music has also been performed by musicians of international standing, including pianist Alicia Fiderkiewicz and the cellist Jorg Berning.