John Warner is Founder and Artistic Director of Orchestra for the Earth, Chief Conductor of Central London Orchestra, and regularly assists world-class conductors such as Daniel Harding. His pioneering work with Orchestra for the Earth takes him across Europe for a wide variety of concerts that bring together music and nature, collaborating with leading environmental artists, scientists and charities. Together they have played at festivals such as the Richard Strauss Festival Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the Gustav Mahler Musikwochen Toblach and the Gustav Mahler Festival Steinbach am Attersee, where they have set up a new nature reserve in Mahler’s name.
2020 saw invitations to conduct at King’s Place, Het Concertgebouw’s Mahler Festival in Amsterdam, British Youth Opera, the Waterloo Festival and St Endellion Festival. Other recent highlights have included the BBC Philharmonic, Corinthian Chamber Orchestra, Oxford Sinfonia and the Orchestra of St John’s. He has participated in masterclasses with Marin Alsop and was a Britten Pears Young Artist 2020.
Equally at home in the operatic repertoire, this summer he will conduct a production of Die Zauberflöte as Music Director of Oxford Opera, and has been working with Anthony Negus at Longborough Festival Opera on their productions of Die Fliegende Holländer and Der Ring des Nibelungen. He has also conducted Wagner in concert, including a recent semi-staged production of excerpts from Tristan with professional orchestra and singers.
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