John studied Music at St Peter’s College, Oxford, graduating with First Class Honours in 2016, and an MSt with Distinction in 2017.


While at Oxford he won the prestigious University conducting competition, affording him a year with the Oxford University Philharmonia, with whom he performed works such as Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony.


With a reputation for powerful, emotionally charged performances, his interpretations have been praised for their ‘gripping level of intensity’ and ‘magnificent pacing’. 


In 2014, he founded the St Peter’s Chamber Orchestra, who relaunched in 2018 as the Orchestra for the Earth. Alongside his work with the Central London Orchestra, he 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.


Past conducting teachers include Toby Purser and Marin Alsop.