John Barber

You can hear the world premier of John's piece for solo cello played by Orlando Jopling at 11am in Boxted Church on Sunday 30th September 2012.

★★★★★ ‘we sat in the grip of delight...exceptional’ The Times on John's community opera for Spitalfields Festival We Are Shadows

John Barber is a composer and workshop leader with a passion for drama, collaboration and vocal music. He studied with Sir Harrison Birtwistle (Kings College London) and David Sawer (Royal College of Music) and has gone on to compose for some of the country's leading arts institutions including Royal Opera House, Wigmore Hall, Spitalfields Festival and Glyndebourne. He has also forged a successful career in education - devising and leading projects that bring professional performers together with non-professionals of all ages and abilities to make exciting new work.

John's cantata Consider the Lilies won at the Community British Composer Award, and last year he was shortlisted for an Arts Foundation Opera Composition fellowship.

John's website