John Wilson
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1972
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John Wilson

John Wilson Biography (BBC)

John Wilson is known for the vivid nature of his interpretations colourful sounds that he draws from orchestras in repertoire ranging from the core classical through to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Wilson has developed long-term affiliations with many of the UK’s major orchestras and festivals, and in 16/17 he became the Associate Guest Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducting them regularly across Scotland as well as at the BBC Proms and Aldeburgh Festival.

In recent seasons Wilson has made his debut with many major orchestras including Oslo Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and further afield he has twice been to Australia to conduct the Sydney Symphony. In 2016 he made his opera debut with Glyndebourne Festival Opera to great critical acclaim, described as a “sensational success” by Opera Magazine, conducting the theatre’s first ever Madama Butterfly in a new production for their autumn tour.

In 1994, Wilson formed his own orchestra, the John Wilson Orchestra, dedicated to performing music from the golden age of Hollywood and Broadway; for the past decade he has been performing with them annually at the BBC Proms and touring regularly across the UK. John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra record exclusively for Warner Classics (formerly EMI Classics) and their performances are broadcast regularly on television and radio.

Wilson has a large catalogue of recordings with a range of orchestras. Recent recordings are three volumes of symphonic works by Copland with the BBC Philharmonic, described by Gramophone as “outstanding”, and two volumes of works by Richard Rodney Bennett with the BBC Scottish Symphony.

Born in Gateshead, England, John Wilson studied composition and conducting at the Royal College of Music where he was taught by Joseph Horovitz and Neil Thomson and where he won all the major conducting prizes and, in 2011, was made a Fellow.


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BBC Philharmonic - Afternoon Concert
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ejj84f
MediaCityUK, Salford
2020-10-06T20:44:22
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6
Oct
2020
BBC Philharmonic - Afternoon Concert

BBC Philharmonic - Afternoon Concert

MediaCityUK, Salford
BBC Philharmonic - Afternoon Concert
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/enn6gw
MediaCityUK, Salford
2020-10-05T20:44:22
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5
Oct
2020
BBC Philharmonic - Afternoon Concert

BBC Philharmonic - Afternoon Concert

MediaCityUK, Salford
Cancelled: The BBC Philharmonic at Buxton International Festival
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/em64mb
Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
2020-07-12T20:44:22
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12
Jul
2020
Cancelled: The BBC Philharmonic at Buxton International Festival

Cancelled: The BBC Philharmonic at Buxton International Festival

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
Discovering Vaughan Williams
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/emxcd4
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
2020-01-15T20:44:22
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15
Jan
2020
Discovering Vaughan Williams

Discovering Vaughan Williams

19:30
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: An afternoon of Vaughan Williams with John Wilson
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/edvwxj
MediaCityUK, Salford
2020-01-14T20:44:22
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14
Jan
2020
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: An afternoon of Vaughan Williams with John Wilson

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: An afternoon of Vaughan Williams with John Wilson

13:55
MediaCityUK, Salford

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