Recordings in 2023 

In 2023 John will be in the recording studio with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, BBC Concert Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra in works by Smyth, Poulenc, Holst, Delius, Piatti and Wallen.

Lutyens, Maconchy, Wallen, Piano Concertos

John’s recording of piano concertante works by three of Britain’s greatest female composers will be released on the Resonus Classics label in March 2023.

Arnold, The Dancing Master

John’s recording of Malcolm Arnold’s ‘The Dancing Master’ on Resonus Classics has won the BBC Music Magazine Best Opera Recording 2021. It is also editor’s choice in Gramophone Magazine, Disc of the Week in the Sunday Times and has received 5* from The BBC Music Magazine, The Telegraph and WRD-Radio.

Lampe, The Dragon of Wantley

Following the success of ‘The Dancing Master’ John’s recording of ‘The Dragon of Wantley’ for Resonus Classics has been Editor’s Choice win both Gramophone and BBC Music Magazines

Buxton Opera House, For One Night Only 

Following the success this event in 2022, John returns to Buxton Opera House in September 2022 to conduct an evening of opera with Mary Bevan and Nicky Spence, raising money for much-needed backstage refurbishments.

International Composers Festival

After a hugely successful return to the International Composers Festival in May 2022, John will be recording Polo Piatti’s new Cello Concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra and Justin Pearson in June 2023.

Amy Beach World Premiere

Featuring Heather Lowe and the St Paul’s Sinfonia, John conducted the modern premiere of Jephtha’s Daughter in March 2022. 

Sullivan, Ballet Music, BBCCO

John’s 2021 recording of Sullivan’s ballet score L’île Enchantée for Dutton Epoch was released in Summer 2022 to enthusiastic reviews.

Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

In 2023, John returns to West Green Opera to open their new auditorium with one of opera’s great double-bills, directed by John Ramster.


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