bso music director

Up until 1994, in my conducting career, I has enjoyed the position of Music Director with the London Virtuosi since 1972 and the Bristol Sinfonia, 1982 to 1984.

Then came the BSO........?

No, not Berlin Symphony, not Boston Symphony, not even Bournemouth Symphony, but the Bangkok Symphony, Thailand's leading orchestra! At first, when approached, in 1992, to consider this position, I didn't really think it was serious, but after a short stay in Bangkok to check out the possibilities, I was delighted to find a competent and truly enthusiastic group of musicians, so I didn't hesitate to accept the position.

Imagine the opportunity to take a talented set of players and work through the major works of the orchestral repertoire, "for the first time". To be able to bring the delights of playing Beethoven's fifth to keen musicians "for their first go at it"! What a gift! What a luxury! Extraordinary first performances by the BSO of symphonies by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade, Elgar's Enigma Variations, and many others.

Siang Tian - CD of Prasidh Silapabanleng's music
The composer asked John to arrange some of the works
Recorded with the BSO and John conducting

Other recordings

Recordings as Conductor

"Evening of Strauss"-" Evening in Vienna"-"Strauss Magic" with LSO

"Johann Strauss in London" with LSO

Marco Polo
Josef Stauss waltzes and polkas

Albinoni Oboe Concertos with the LV
Weber Symphonies with the QPO
Milhaud and Fauré CDs

"Siang Tian", music by Prasidh Silapabanleng
with Bangkok Symphony Orchestra
(includes five arrangements by John Georgiadis)