John Anderson studied oboe with Derek Wickens
and Terence MacDonagh. At the Royal College of Music he
studied composition with Anthony Milner. He joined the Suisse
Romande Orchestra aged 20 and is currently principal oboe with the
Royal Philharmonic and English Chamber Orchestras.
John's discography includes two versions of
the Mozart concerto with the RPO and ECO, and two of the Strauss
concerto with the BBC SO and the Philharmonia. He has
also recorded concertos by Martinu and Francaix and a collection of
Venetian baroque concertos. His other recordings include
recitals with piano and guitar and numerous chamber music
recordings from the classical to the contemporary. Future
plans include recording “Sahara”, a concerto for oboe and chamber
orchestra by David Heath which was written for him and the ECO.
John's playing has featured on scores for
television and film for over 25 years. Recent projects have
included A Short Stay in Switzerland, Up and
John Anderson is professor of oboe at the
Royal College of Music and has given masterclasses at all the music
colleges in the UK as well as in Germany, Japan, China, Canada and
Singapore. He is a graduate of the Open University in social
science and is a passionate cricket supporter.