John Stringer House composer

Born in Newcastle, John Stringer first studied oboe, conducting and composition at Huddersfield Polytechnic, before studying at the University of York with Roger Marsh. His work has been performed by the Philharmonia and BBC Symphony Orchestras, Basel Soloists, Corrente Ensemble, Black Hair, New Music Players, de ereprijs, Apollo Saxophone Quartet and the 4Mality Percussion Quartet.

As a conductor, he has worked with contemporary music ensembles such as Black Hair and the New Music Players as well as groups such as the Philharmonia Orchestra. He conducted the second British production of Ezra Pound's opera Le Testament de Villon (part of which was issued in 2003 on the American label 'Other Minds'), the UK premiere of Hanna Kulenty's Perpetuus and many works from standard and contemporary repertoire from Beethoven to Xenakis. He recently conducted a revival of the opera The Three Strangers by Elizabeth Maconchy for the Music Department's Practical Project. He plays oboe and conducts for the contemporary music group Black Hair. He has worked with Jonathan Harvey, James Wood, Hanna Kulenty, Richard Ayres, Hans Abrahamsen, Stephen Montague, Robert Saxton and Karlheinz Stockhausen amongst others.

Stringer has recently finished his piano work Disquiet and a work for a UYMP education project. He is currently completing a work for New Noise, a percussion and oboe duo in London, and a solo cello piece before starting a bass flute work for Richard Craig.