John Samuel Wood
Studio Artist and Educator
- Denis Wick mouthpieces
John currently resides in Beijing where he is a Tuba Artist, Recording Studio Artist, Music Educator. John is proud to endorse Denis Wick mouthpieces and Wisemann Tubas.
Born in the UK, John studied in London at the Royal Academy of Music under Patrick Harrild of the London Symphony Orchestra and in Manchester at both the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham’s School of Music.
John has performed with professional orchestra’s such as the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, China National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Hallé Orchestra, Britten-Pears Orchestra and ensembles including the London Philharmonic Orchestra Symphonic Brass Ensemble, Black Dyke Brass Band and brass quintet. He has also recorded for Sony Records and BBC Television & Radio and in Beijing is an active musician on the studio recording session scene (movie soundtracks, TV, Radio, and Pop artists). As a soloist, John has recently performed with the China Dunshan Symphonic Wind Orchestra where he was Principal Tuba for the 2010 – 2011 season. John is also the founder and Artistic Director of the City Brass Ensemble.
A highly committed educator, John’s work includes teaching at the Western Academy of Beijing, International School of Beijing, Beijing City International School and Dulwich College International School of Beijing. John has also coached the brass for the Beijing Youth Orchestra and has presented Tuba and brass chamber ensemble master classes at renowned institutions such as the China Conservatory of Music, Beijing. John plays a Denis Wick 2L tuba mouthpiece.