Conductor – John Beswick
John Beswick was appointed Principal Conductor of the Redhill Sinfonia in April 2012 since when he has conducted a series of successful concerts with the orchestra including, recently, a collaboration with the English Arts Chorale for Beethoven’s Choral Symphony.
John was an organ scholar of Hertford College, Oxford before postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music
(repetiteur) and The Royal College of Music (conducting). He has worked on the music staff for lcelandic National Opera and Grange Park Opera, and has conducted opera across the UK and America for companies including Pimlico Opera, London City Opera and Swansea City Opera. John has worked with many orchestras in the UK, recently specialising in film music and, in 2009, qave the UK premiere of Dan Jones’ music for the film Shadow of the Vampire.
ln the field of Music Theatre, John has conducted shows including Les Miserables (West End), Miss Saigon (UK Tour), Avenue Q (West End) and Damon Albarn’s pop-opera Monkey: Journey to the West (at the O2). John has also worked on many youth music theatre shows and student productions at home and abroad, and has clocked up almost 6 months’inside’, having thrice been Musical Director for Pimlico Opera’s prison projects.
For further information, see www.john-beswick.com