John Rogers

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Guildhall Young Artists | Junior Guildhall
String Chamber Music Coaches
John Rogers wears a red shirt and plays the violin


The son of two of New Zealand's leading chamber musicians, John Rogers (viola) has been immersed in chamber music throughout his career. Through scholarships to the Royal College of Music and the University of Michigan he received coaching and masterclasses with members of the Chilingirian, Juilliard, Allegri, Aeolian, Delos, Camerata, Orion, Rasumovsky and Endellion quartets and the Bach Aria Group, New York, plus classes with Martin Katz, Manoug Parikian, Kim Kashkashian, Steven Isserlis, Sydney Mann, Rodney Friend, Lydia Mordkovitch, Yo Yo Ma, and Yuri Bashmet.

He has performed, coached and recorded chamber music in NZ, the US and Hong Kong, where he was Principal Viola in the HK Philharmonic, as well as the in UK. After working with the Philharmonia, BBC orchestras, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and others he has concentrated on chamber-sized opera, latterly 20 years with English Touring Opera and the Old Street Band. As a physics graduate he lectured at the University of Hawaii and continues to find application of the study of musical acoustics.