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John Warner

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Freelance professional orchestral/opera conductor.

John Warner studied Music at St Peter’s College, Oxford, graduating with First Class Honours in 2016, and an MSt with Distinction in 2017. With a reputation for powerful, emotionally charged performances, he has been described as having ‘the clear but fluent style of a conductor well beyond his years’, his concerts characterised by ‘a gripping level of intensity’ and ‘magnificent pacing’. While at Oxford, he won the prestigious Conducting Competition, awarding him a year with the University Philharmonia. In 2014, he founded the St Peter’s Chamber Orchestra, who relaunched in 2018 as the Orchestra for the Earth, committed to using classical music to engage new audiences worldwide about climate change and the natural world. Every year they tour to Mahler’s three summer composing residences in the Alps, raising funds to support a new nature reserve in Austria. He is also Chief Conductor of the Central London Orchestra, and works regularly as guest conductor with orchestras such as the Oxford Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. John’s, the Orchestra of the Oxford Chamber Music Festival, and the Oxford Sinfonia. He has studied conducting with Toby Purser and Marin Alsop. [Do not reproduce without permission.]

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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7th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 7 years
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Opera, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Renaissance, Medieval music, Musical theatre
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Musicologist, Accompanist
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From customers:

Marina M
4 years ago

The orchestra played with passion, verve, and musicality conducted by exacting and mesmerising conductor John Warner. It remained in my mind as one of the high points in the festival but also as a conductor and orchestra to follow.

International S
4 years ago

John Warner displayed a mature command of the music, showing great future promise. [Tristan und Isolde]

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