JOHN ANDERSON studies with Bruno Mezzena at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese. He began his musical education with Phyllis Olsen at the age of four in his hometown, Lawrence, Kansas, (USA), and continued to study privately with her until university. He graduated from Hertford College, Oxford, in 2004 with a First in music, and in 2005 served as artistic director to the first Oxford International Music Festival. He recieved a diploma with perfect marks from the Academy of Pescara, and is finishing his final year specializing in 20th Century music there.
He has performed in the USA, Italy, Switzerland, UK, and in Russia. Concerti include Saint-Saens’ Rhapsodie d'Auvergne, Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (with the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra and Juan Francisco LaManna conducting), and the Schumann Concerto in A minor with Hertford College Orchestra. His interests also include composition, analysis, and conducting. He was a jury member of the 2009 international singing competition "Putevka k zvezdam" in Moscow.