John Flinders

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Guildhall Young Artists | Junior Guildhall
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John Flinders studied at the University of York and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and now works as a pianist, accompanist, coach and teacher.

He is particularly noted for his performances of the clarinet repertoire and his recordings have been acclaimed by the Sunday Times, Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine; he also has a strong affinity with the classical song repertoire. In 2022 he gave the world première of Piano Concerto no. 1 by Leigh O’Hara, which was dedicated to him; in 2014 he featured as piano soloist on the soundtrack of the major ITV series The Great War: The People’s Story. Other recent solo performances have included Constant Lambert’s The Rio Grande and concertos by Grieg, Mozart and Rachmaninoff.

John is a piano teacher, chamber music coach and accompanist at St Paul's Girls' School, is a coach, tutor and accompanist in the Junior and Senior Departments of the Guildhall School, and also accompanies several choirs, including the Pink Singers, Europe’s longest-running LGBT+ chorus.