John is a 16 year old violinist currently studying at King’s College. He started playing violin at the age of 5 with Boris Kipnis and obtained his Grade 8 certificate in 2016 as well as an ATCL with Distinction in piano. He joined AYO in 2017 and travelled with the orchestra on their Europe tour in 2018.
John has competed in numerous competitions such as the SAPACS, Lewis Eady, and the NSPAS, as well as participating in chamber music. He is involved in both the Symphony Orchestra and the String Orchestra at King’s, which compete every year at the annual KBB festival.
John’s other hobbies include art, fountain pens and photography though not particularly brilliant at any of them. Brahms is pretty nice….