Here you will find my biography, details of my arrangements, repertoire, future performances etc. All enquiries will be answered, and I am happy to sell/hire scores and parts of most arrangements listed here, and if I can’t, I can normally advise you about how to obtain the work concerned.
By the way, my repertoire list as conductor only contains works which I have conducted in front of a paying audience – I am happy to answer queries about any standard repertoire!
DON QUIXOTE (Minkus) reduced orchestration for the Ballet of the Greek National Opera
LA SYLPHIDE (Løvenskiold) reduced orchestration for the Ballet of the Opéra National de Bordeaux
SWAN LAKE (Tchaikovsky) reduced orchestration for the Ballet of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin
MERLIN (Grant Olding) piano reduction made for Northern Ballet
GISELLE (Adam) reduced orchestration for the Royal Swedish Ballet
SLEEPING BEAUTY (Tchaikovsky) reduced orchestration for the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, London
“John Longstaff – a conductor who should be on the international stage…There was a time when I thought I would never hear the [Moeran] Symphony live. This was finally put right when I attended a concert by that overlooked orchestral magician John Longstaff with the Sheffield Symphony Orchestra in the mid-2000s.
Why are conductors of his calibre still overlooked despite the passing of Hickox and Handley? Longstaff does not need a dearth of other talent to stand out in the crowd.”