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.

Sullivan, Yeomen of the Guard

After his collaboration with Christopher Luscombe on Pagliacci in 2020, John returns to The Grange Festival in 2022 to conduct Yeomen of the Guard.

Buxton Opera House, For One Night Only 

Following his success at the Buxton international Festival in 2021, John returns to Buxton Opera House to conduct an evening of opera with Danielle De Niese and Nicky Spence, raising money for much-needed backstage refurbishments ,

Christopher Wright, Symphony and Horn Concerto

After postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, John’s recording with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for Toccata Classics will be released in Spring 2022.

International Composers Festival

John returns as principal conductor of the International Composers Festival in May 2022.

Amy Beach World Premiere

Featuring Kitty Whately and the St Paul’s Sinfonia, John will conduct 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 will be released in Autumn 2022.

International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival

In August 2022, John will be Principal Conductor of the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, conducting Iolanthe, Pirates of Penzance, and Utopia Limited.


Due to the continued disruption of the current pandemic, all information on here is subject to change. Follow John on twitter @JKAConductor for up to date news.