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Dominic John was the piano accompanist of Wokingham Choral Society from September 2011 until December 2011.

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Accompanied WCS in three pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams and played in the orchestra for Jenkins' The Armed Man in the Great Hall, University of Reading, 19th November 2011

Accompanied WCS at Bearwood College Theatre on 10th April, 2011 in Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem and performed Brahms' Four Hungarian Dances with Christopher Cromar.

January 2012

Dominic John            Piano

Born in 1980, Dominic John began piano lessons with his mother. He studied at the Junior Royal Academy of Music under Patsy Toh. He continued his studies at the Royal College of Music with John Barstow and Andrew Ball, where he held the RCM Society Junior Fellowship from 2004-2006. A versatile musician, Dominic is an active soloist, member of various chamber ensembles and accompanist to a wide variety of singers and instrumentalists. Performances in this country include the Wigmore Hall, St. John's Smith Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Hall and the Barbican Hall. Overseas he has played in France, Holland, Poland, America, Korea and Japan.

He has won several prizes including First Prize in the 22nd Brant International Piano Competition, the prestigious Chappell Gold Medal of the RCM, a Director's Golden Jubilee Award at the RCM, 2004 British Music Society Awards, 2004 Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition and 4th Prize in the 2005 Corpus Christi, U.S.A. International Competition for Piano and Strings.

He has given Concerto performances of the Beethoven "Emperor", Grieg, Liszt No.1, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninov 3rd and Prokofiev 2nd. Of particular note was a performance with Itzhak Perlman at an evening soirée and performances of Tchaikovsky Concerto and Saint-Saens "Carnival of the Animals" with the Osaka Philharmonic in Symphony Hall, Osaka.

Recent highlights include working on BBC 2 "Maestro", solo recitals in Oxford, duo recitals at Wigmore Hall, Brighton Festival plus various music societies. This year he founded a new lunchtime concert series in London, 'Munster Square Music Live' and released his debut album Variations With Sound. Dominic is a staff accompanist at the Junior Department, Royal Academy of Music. He is also a regular guest entertainer on Cunard Line and P & O cruises.

August, 2011