Tenor John is from Holywell, North Wales, and studied classical singing at the Royal Northern College of Music with renowned tutor Jeffrew Lawton. He continued his advanced training at the National Opera Studio in London.
John represented Wales at the Cardiff Singer of the World 2011 competition for emerging young opera singers, which was broadcasted on the BBC. Operatic roles include The Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) and Nemorino (L'Elisir D'Amore) for the Mananan International Festival in Port Erin on the Isle of Man. Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly) for Mid Wales Opera and English National Opera. Rudolfo (La Boheme) for British Youth Opera and English National Opera. Rodrigo (Otello) for Manchester Philamonic at the Bridgewater Hall. Alfred (Die Fledermaus) and Boris (Katya) RNCM.
In concert, John has just recently performed a Verdi Requiem with the BBC NOW which was broadcasted live on Radio 3. John also recorded a Beethoven 9 for the French tv channel 'ARTE' with the Opera national de Lorraine.
John has won many competitions and scholarships which include Young Welsh Singer 2010, Welsh Singer of the Year 2009, Prince of Wales scholarship 2008, Susan Chilcott Scholarship 2009, Countess of Munster scholarship 2010 and whilst studying at the RNCM, John was awarded the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial prize in 2009.
Highlights in 2011 include meeting the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace during a reception for Young People in the Performing Arts, and performing in Singapore, Dubai, Venice and India.
Later this month John will be performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at The Proms in the Park in South East London and next month John will look forward to performing the role of the The Emperor Altoum and covering the role of Calaf in Puccini's Turandot for Opera national de Lorraine in France.