John Landor - Music Director

American-born British conductor John Landor has been Music Director of London Musical Arts Orchestra since its formation in 1985.  He has also conducted at major London venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall and St. John’s Smith Square and worked with international soloists Hu Kun, Raphael Wallfisch,  Alexander Baillie,  Jill Gomez, Nicola Benedetti  and many of Britain’s finest early musicians.


He is a frequent guest conductor abroad, performing and recording in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and South Africa.


John brings to his work both intimate knowledge and wide practical experience of a broad range of musical styles. He was educated at Westminster Cathedral Choir School, Oxford University, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the St Petersburg Conservatoire where he studied with the legendary Ilya Musin. His professional work includes symphony and chamber orchestra repertoire, early music, contemporary music, opera/operetta and choral-orchestral works.

John is also a composer, arranger and an experienced and popular presenter of educational concerts for both children and adults.

He also enjoys teaching conducting, and has led several conducting masterclasses with 'I Maestri' Orchestra and recently launched the LMA Conducting Course.


He has recorded a series of CDs for Pickwick Records and Musical Concepts. His achievements have been recognised by election as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London. 

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