John Byron read music at Cambridge University, and is active as a pianist, composer, conductor and teacher. He has a substantial concerto repertoire, and has performed with orchestras such as the Milton Keynes City Orchestra, the Luton Symphony Orchestra, and the Bedford Sinfonia. He has performed in the Park Lane Group series of concerts on the South Bank in London, and he has given solo recitals in many parts of Britain, including the British Music Information Centre in London. He is much in demand as an accompanist, and is harpsichordist with the Baroque ensemble Circa 1685.
John has sung in the choirs of St. Paul’s Cathedral and St. Brides Fleet Street, and was formerly MD of the Lincoln Chorale, and currently directs the chamber choir, Polymnia.
John is a successful composer; he has received several commissions for large-scale works involving chorus, soloists and orchestra. Different Worlds, a composition for four pianists at two pianos, was first performed by Piano 40 in the Purcell Room in London. John has contributed to the BBC Radio 3 series The English Cadence and introduced his own choral piece Verba in the programme Choirworks.