Chevalier des Arts et Les Lettres
B.Mus(hons), DRSAM, LRAM
A graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, Professor John Luxton is a celebrated pianist, associate artist, lecturer and competition juror with a wealth of musical experience. As a performer his repertoire encompasses works from the Baroque to the 20th century, including many works dedicated to him. Performances of the Well Tempered Klavier by Bach, Goyescos by Granados and his performance of Carl Vine’s 1st Sonata have earned him accolades throughout Scandinavia. He is recognised for his performances of Beethoven as well as the French repertoire for which he was awarded the Chevalier des Arts et les Lettres in 2008.
Many of his former students hold positions in prestigious international teaching institutions, and have been prize winners in national and international competitions (one student recently performing at Carnegie Hall, New York).
A former ABC artist, he has recorded for BBC, Swedish Radio, Radio New Zealand and Radio France. He has performed and given masterclasses in the UK, Sweden, France, USA, New Zealand, Taiwan, Russia, Finland and the Middle East. He has also appeared in notable concert venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall and the Sydney Opera House.
Professor Luxton specialises in:
- Performance coaching
- Accompanying coaching
- Vocal coaching
- Technical foundation
- Historical and general knowledge awareness
- Stylistic interpretation
- Performance anxiety