John Longstaff

Orchestration
John Longstaff

John Longstaff
Music Arrangement

John was born in Lancashire and educated at Girton College, Cambridge and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has worked with numerous companies including: Kiel Opera House, Germany (Conductor and Rehearsal Pianist); Northern Ballet (Conductor and Rehearsal Pianist); Sheffield Symphony Orchestra (Artistic Director); Leeds College of Music (Opera Conductor); English National Ballet (Guest Conductor); Young Opera Venture (Musical Director); St. Peter’s Church, Harrogate (Director of Music).

For Northern Ballet he has worked on some twenty full-length productions including: Romeo & JulietSwan LakeMadame ButterflyI Got RhythmBeauty & the BeastA Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Three MusketeersThe NutcrackerCleopatraThe Great Gatsby. He was the musical director for Northern Ballet’s children’s ballets Ugly Duckling, Three Little Pigs, Elves & the Shoemaker and composed the music for Goldilocks & the Three Bears. Other ballet scores and opera arrangements include: Dorian; La Sylphide; Eugene OneginHansel & Gretel (chamber versions); The Coronation of Poppaea.