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John Bryden

MA, ARCM, ARCO

"The PERFECT Director!"

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"Leipzig - Weimar - Bonn - Parma - Hereford - Lucca. I feel privileged to have had John Bryden as my tour leader on these six trips."

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Biography



A former member of the National Youth Orchestra of Britain, John is a member of the Dartington Piano Duo and has played across Britain and Europe as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. For many years John coached at the Dartington International Summer School, where he performed in master-classes given by Jacqueline du Pré.

John has given concerts from California to Kathmandu via Wigmore Hall and was classical pianist on M.S. Saga Rose for eighteen cruises around much of the world.


Among the musicians with whom John has performed are Emma Kirkby, Neil Mackie, Kathleen Livingstone, Andrew Kennedy, William Bennett, Frances Mason, James Halsey, Richard Deakin, Emma Ferrand, Richard Adeney, David Campbell, Graham Sheen, Oliver Butterworth, Naomi Butterworth, Michael Evans, Jack Brymer, Colin Sauer, Charles Tunnell, Crispian Steel-Perkins, The Dartington Quartet and The Allegri Quartet.
 
John read Music at Emmanuel College, Cambridge as Greenwood Music Exhibitioner and he combined this with studies with Peter Katin in London, Guido Agosti in Accademia Chigiana, Siena and Claudio Arrau in Bonn during the Beethoven Bi-Centenary Celebrations. He valued greatly the advice of Clifford Curzon and Hans Keller.

Tours with John Bryden

Danube River Cruise
Danube River Cruise
29th Aug - 7th Sep 2022 Tour Director: John Bryden£3395

Oberammergau Passion Play
Oberammergau Passion Play
5th Sep - 11th Sep 2022 Tour Director: John Bryden£2995

Bach Festival in Leipzig
Bach Festival in Leipzig
13th Jun - 20th Jun 2022 Tour Director: John Bryden£2965

Mozart Festival in Salzburg
Mozart Festival in Salzburg
27th Jan - 2nd Feb 2022 Tour Director: John Bryden£2995

Buxton International Festival
Buxton International Festival
15th Jul - 20th Jul 2022 Tour Director: John Bryden£1645

Mahler Festival in Leipzig
Mahler Festival in Leipzig
17th May - 23rd May 2023 Tour Director: John Bryden£2995

Cambridge College Chapels & Organs
Cambridge College Chapels & Organs
24th Feb - 27th Feb 2023 Tour Director: John Bryden£1045

Oxford College Chapels & Organs
Oxford College Chapels & Organs
20th Oct - 22nd Oct 2022 Tour Director: John Bryden£895