Born in Newcastle, John Stringer studied at Huddersfield with Richard Steinitz and at York with Roger Marsh.

As composer and conductor he has worked with the Orchestra of Opera North, Philharmonia and BBC Symphony Orchestras, Basel Soloists, Corrente Ensemble, Black Hair, New Music Players, de ereprijs, Apollo Saxophone Quartet and the 4Mality Percussion Quartet and many others.

As a conductor and oboist he has also worked with Jonathan Harvey, James Wood, Hanna Kulenty, Richard Ayres, Hans Abrahamsen, Stephen Montague, Robert Saxton and Karlheinz Stockhausen amongst others.

His works have been performed across the UK, Europe, Japan and America.

His works are published by UYMP.

He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of York Music Department