John Robinson

Caroline AlmonteJohn Robinson studied clarinet at Victoria University, Wellington and a number of scholarships and competition successes enabled him to continue his studies in London with John McCaw, at the time Principal Clarinet in the Philharmonia.

After graduating from Goldsmiths College, John held the post of Sub-Principal Clarinet in the Orchestra of Opera North, Leeds, for twenty years. During that time John taught clarinet at Huddersfield University and was involved in numerous education projects through Opera North.

John returned to New Zealand with his family in 2011 and is currently playing with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and teaching the clarinet.