John Anderson

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 Lewis

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.