Stephen Johns - Artistic Director
Stephen Johns 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 and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
During his career 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 joined the Royal College of Music in 2010 in the newly created role of Artistic Director.