John’s career to date has shown him to be a pianist of notable versatility and range, with wide experience as an outstanding chamber musician, song accompanist, soloist and exponent of new music.
In February 2013 he curated a series for the Britten centenary at Kings Place in London, which also incorporated new works by Simon Holt, Jonathan Dove and Martin Suckling. Other recent projects have included concerts of Schumann and Brahms with The Sixteen in London, Manchester and Bruges; recitals at Wigmore Hall and around the UK to mark the centenary of Kathleen Ferrier's birth, with singers including mezzo-soprano Diana Moore; and a residency at the Banff Centre in Canada.
John is a principal of the Aurora Orchestra, with whom he has appeared over the past season in London (at LSO St Lukes, Kings Place, Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre and at the BBC Proms), and in Shanghai. He performs regularly at The Sage Gateshead, both as a guest of the Royal Northern Sinfonia chamber music programme and as a Samling Scholar.
He has recorded numerous times for Radio 3. On disc, recent releases include trios with the Emanuel Ensemble (Champs Hill Records) and premiere recordings of music by York Bowen (works for two pianos, with Michael Dussek for Dutton Epoch), Clifford Benson, Rhian Samuel and Charles Camillieri.
John studied at Clare College, Cambridge and at the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Dussek. His teachers have also included Christine Croshaw, Malcolm Martineau and Rudolf Jansen. He was a recipient of the Gerald Moore Award and the 2003 Kathleen Ferrier and Maggie Teyte Pianist Prizes.