John Hall is Sub Principal Flute in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and is flute tutor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and at Cardiff University.
Born in Antrim, John moved to Glasgow to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Whilst studying he won both the prize for flute and first prize in the Concerto Competition before graduating with Distinction in his Masters Degree. Upon graduating he immediately took up a position in the Orchestra of Scottish Opera where he stayed for over ten years. Subsequently John held a position in the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera before moving to his current role in BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
He has played with many of the UK’s major orchestras on flute and piccolo including the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. John has also played guest principal flute in the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist John has performed several concertos, most notably Lennox Berkeley’s orchestration of the Poulenc Sonata on BBC TV with the Ulster Orchestra. In recital he has broadcast on BBC radio. John was for many years a member of Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now! scheme which brings music to people who would not otherwise get to experience the joy of live music.