Grieg: Holberg Suite, Air
Highlights in John’s conducting career include a critically praised performance in the prestigious Prague Spring Festival with the Taipei Sinfonietta and appearances with the Taipei Philharmonic in Stockholm and Helsinki as Principal Guest Conductor. John made his debut with the National Symphony of Taiwan in December 2009. Upon his return to Canada in 2004, John was the conductor of the Hart House Orchestra at the University of Toronto. In addition, John has been the Music Director of the fledgling Hsinchu Philharmonic in Taiwan, and has made guest conducting appearances with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Taipei City Symphony, the Prince George Symphony, Symphony of the Kootenays and the New Taiwan Philharmonic.
John spent 5 summers in Europe, the U.S. and Canada, working under the guidance of master teacher and world-renowned Tanglewood faculty alumni, Gustav Meier. Through his time with Meier, John conducted the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (2002), Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra (1999) in Ottawa, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (2001), and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (1998). He began his conducting studies from 1989 to 1995 with Maestro Henry Mazer, Music Director of the Taipei Philharmonic, and former Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solit.