60 seconds interview with... John Pryce-Jones
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.
What has been the highlight of your career with Northern Ballet so far?
Which is your favourite Northern Ballet production and why?
I love all of them
Who would play you in a film of your life?
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
I can’t remember
What scares you?
Not a lot
What would be your Mastermind specialist subject?
What do you want to do before you die?
Conduct more operas of Verdi
It’s your dream dinner party, which six people (dead or alive) would you invite?
Arturo Toscanini, Ken Dodd, Janet Baker, Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Nelson Mandela and Beethoven
Describe yourself in three words?
Opinionated, energetic, amusing
What is your New Year’s resolution?
Try to be kind
What are you most looking forward to in 2014?
Sorting out my knees