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 performances characterised by ‘authority’ and ‘magnificent pacing’. While at Oxford, he won the prestigious Conducting Competition, awarding him a year with the University Philharmonia, with whom he performed works such as Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony. In 2014, he founded the St. Peter’s Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble made up of the city’s most outstanding young musicians. They recently undertook an historic tour to Mahler’s three summer composing residences in the Alps, performing the Ninth Symphony in venues such as the Gustav Mahler Concert Hall in Toblach, Italy. He is also Chief Conductor of the Central London Orchestra, and recently has been invited to guest conduct the Orchestra of St. John’s, the Orchestra of the Oxford Chamber Music Festival, and the Oxford Sinfonia. He has also conducted the Oxford Philharmonic and Orion Orchestras in masterclass. Upcoming projects include semi-staged performances of Act I of Wagner’s 'Die Walküre', and extracts from 'Tristan und Isolde'.
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