John joined Northern Ballet in 1992 and retired from the Company in 2019.
Born South Wales.
Worcester, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Studied with George Hurst and Rafael Kubelik.
Welsh National Opera, Opera North (founder Chorus Master), Scottish Opera (Head of Music), D’Oyly Carte Opera Co. (MD) Halifax Choral Society (MD). John has a fanatical commitment to expanding the provision of music for young people and is Artistic Director of NOEL (Northern Orchestral Enterprises Ltd.), which undertakes extensive education work and which runs the Yorkshire Youth Choir and Orchestra. In acknowledgement of this he has received the Degree of Honorary Doctor of Letters from Huddersfield University, and a Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International.
Has conducted throughout the UK with many of the major orchestras and overseas in twelve different countries.