Stephen Johns (16 October)
Stephen Johns is the Artistic Director at the Royal College of Music, overseeing their extensive performance programme. He read music at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was organ scholar. Trained at Abbey Road Studios, he has spent nearly 30 years in the recording industry as a classical record producer for a wide range of companies. He worked for EMI Classics from 1998, taking the role of Vice-President, Artists and Repertoire, in 2008. Stephen has worked with artists including Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Sir Antonio Pappano, Evgeny Kissin, Msitslav Rostropovich, Kyung Wha Chung, Emmanuel Pahud, and ensembles around the world including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
Recordings he has produced have received numerous international accolades including four Grammy Awards and five Gramophone Awards, the latter most recently for the Warner Classics studio recording of Verdi Aida.
Stephen lives in a village near Oxford, where he continues to play the organ. He enjoys recreational golf and cycling, and rustic holidays in France.