Askonas Holt Fellow & Conductor
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Henry Lindsay

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Jemima Pickersgill

Assistant Artist Manager


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About John

Founder & Artistic Director: Orchestra for the Earth Music Director: Oxford Opera

John Warner is Founder and Artistic Director of Orchestra for the Earth and Music Director of Oxford Opera.

2023-24 includes engagements with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Beijing Music Festival, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic and the Armenian State Philharmonic, working alongside soloists such as James Ehnes, Wu Wei and Camille Thomas.

His pioneering work with Orchestra for the Earth, which he founded in 2017, takes him around Europe with a wide variety of concerts that bring together music and nature, collaborating with leading environmental artists, scientists and charities, as well as soloists such as Thomas Hampson.

John is also in demand as an assistant to many of the world’s leading conductors, such as Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Robin Ticciati, Karina Canellakis and Edward Gardner, working with the London Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, Dresden Staatskapelle, Wiener Symphoniker, Netherlands Philharmonic Radio Orchestra and others.

John is based in London
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Season Highlights

Sep 2023
Olivier Hall, Oxford
Verdi: La Traviata Oxford Opera
Oct 2023
Poly Theatre, Beijing
Zhenyan Li: New commission Sebastian Black: The Mosaique of the Aire (world premiere: Mahler Foundation commission) Mahler Symphony No. 4 Faykueen Wang: New commission based on Chinese birdsong Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques Mahler Symphony no. 1 Mahler: Midnight Song from Mahler Symphony No. 3 Thorvaldsdottir: Illumine Huang Ruo: The Colour Yellow Yuanfan Yang: Transcription Mahler: Abschied from Das Lied von der Erde Wang Ying: New commission Du Yun: Every Grass a Spring George Benjamin: At First Light Dvorak Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'
Nov 2023
Teatro Goldoni, Livorno
Alexey Shor: Cello Concerto No. 2 in F Major Rachmaninov: Symphony no. 2 Orchestra del Teatro Goldoni di Livorno Camille Thomas (cello)