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John Pryce-Jones

Northern Ballet Music Director, John Pryce-Jones, tells us about the process of selecting a composer for an original score for a new ballet. In 2013 we commissioned Philip Feeney to create a new score for David Nixon OBE's new version of Cinderella.
Northern Ballet Music Director John Pryce-Jones talks about the A Midsummer Night's Dream score and how extra music was selected to fit with Mendelssohn's music and with David Nixon OBE's vision the ballet.
In a nutshell describe your job and how you got into it. I am the Music Director at Northern Ballet. I started conducting choral groups whilst at school and then developed this and orchestral conducting at University. This led to a career in Opera until 1992 when I joined Northern Ballet Where can you be found when you’re not at Northern Ballet? Artistic Director of Halifax Choral Society and Northern Orchestral Enterprises (incorporating Yorkshire Youth Choir), and freelance orchestral conducting around the UK.
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