THE ACADEMY of ST OLAVE’S  John Stringer

John Stringer studied oboe, conducting and composition at Huddersfield and York.  He is a senior lecturer at the University of York.

John Stringer

Oboe Soloist

John Stringer studied oboe, conducting and composition at Huddersfield and York.  He is a senior lecturer at the University of York.

John Stringer was born in Newcastle and studied oboe, conducting and composition at Huddersfield Polytechnic where he came into contact with contemporary music. In 1994 he won the Young Composer’s competition with Breaking Through, played by the Basle Soloists.  In 1995 he conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra in a performance of his Dance Fragment and, in the same year, Alan Hacker conducted a BBC Symphony Orchestra prom in the first performance of Flight.  In 1997 Black Hair, conducted by Roger Marsh premiered Burlesque in the York Late Music Festival and the following year the group gave the first performance of Arriving Again Shortly under the direction of the composer.

John Stringer’s work for orchestra All the Gold of Night was performed as part of the National Composers’ Forum by the Northern Philharmonia conducted by Elgar Howarth in April 1999. There are plans for performances of his works in Japan, Holland, London and York.  He completed an MA in performance at York University in 1992 and his D.Phil in composition with Roger Marsh in 1997. As a conductor John is much involved with contemporary music.  In December 2000 he worked with the Danish composer Hans Abrahamson towards concerts in London and York.  In October 2000 he took up an appointment as a lecturer in the Music Department at the University of York.

June 2000 – updated 2016

Concerto performances with the Academy of St Olave’s

Saturday 17 June 2000

FRANÇAIX: L’Horloge de Flore for oboe and chamber orchestra