Conductor: John Lyon

John Lyon, Leeds Symphony Orchestra conductor

John is a conductor, musical director and passionate music educator based between Sheffield and Leeds, he was appointed as the orchestra’s conductor in 2020.

Working as a Music Leader for Sheffield city council’s music education service, John (somehow) lives a double life as an active freelance conductor, arranger/composer, violinist and choral singer.

The West Yorkshire area is extremely close to John’s heart, having completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in musicology at the University of Leeds, where he conducted the university’s chamber and symphony orchestras as well as putting on an award-winning production of The Marriage of Figaro for the university opera society. John also currently resides as the musical director of Leeds Youth Opera and the chamber orchestra he set up, Leeds Camerata,