John murton

John Murton

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Praised for his “musicality and gravitas” on the podium, John Murton is currently the Assistant Conductor of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and a recent winner of the Sofia Sinfonietta International Conducting Competition in Bulgaria. Murton’s work draws upon his background as both a singer and instrumentalist with the goal of bringing the life-affirming, life-changing power of live classical music to as wide an audience as possible.
Murton has been a Conducting Fellow with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and at the Eastern Music Festival. While studying at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati he served as the Assistant Conductor of the CCM Philharmonia, conducting numerous performances including in a program alongside Cincinnati Symphony Music Director Louis Langrée.
A strong proponent of the power of musical education to change lives, Murton leads the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s Link Up educational concerts, providing many students in Fairfax County Public Schools with their first taste of live orchestral music. He has also collaborated on the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s educational programming and worked with young musicians at the Youth Orchestras of Prince William County and Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Murton relocated to the United States from the UK, taking up a scholarship at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati where he studied with Mark Gibson. A graduate of the University of Oxford, he held a choral scholarship at Magdalen College, going on to build a career performing with professional choirs and consorts across the UK and Europe. Murton’s experience as a singer also makes him a particularly sensitive collaborator in opera, with credits including acclaimed productions at London’s Grimeborn Festival, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, and at the College-Conservatory of Music.
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