Growing up in a musical family, John’s passion for music started at an early age. After starting piano at the age of six, he turned his hand to composition at nine, and at twelve had his first orchestral work performed by the Bundaberg Youth Orchestra. Since then John has had his works performed, commissioned and recorded by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Voices, Southern Cross Soloists, Australian Youth Orchestra, Michael Kieran Harvey, Queensland Youth Orchestras, Flinders String Quartet, UQ Symphony Orchestra, among others. John is also an active performer, playing the trombone in various groups in Brisbane as well as regularly singing with The Australian Voices. He is currently working towards a PhD in composition at the University of Queensland under Dr. Robert Davidson.