John Hosking

John Hosking is Assistant Director of Music at St. Asaph Cathedral and Director of the Cathedral's new Voluntary Choir.

Born in Cornwall, John initially studied the organ with Peter Jolley and David Briggs. At the age of 18, John was awarded the Organ Scholarship to the Royal Parish Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, also receiving the Robertshaw Exhibition from the Royal College of Organists to study with Martin Baker.

A prize-winning student at the Royal College of Music, John became Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey in 1996 and is the only person to ever hold this post for a period of three years. During this time, John played the organ for many Royal and State occasions, broadcast for the BBC and played 20 solo recitals in the Abbey.

In much demand as a recitalist and accompanist, John appears on several commercial CDs; his latest, “Variation”, is recorded at St. Asaph Cathedral for the Regent Label. He made his recital debut at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris in 2015.

Increasingly active as a composer, Regent Records have recently released a disc of his choral music recorded by the Choir of Selwyn College Cambridge and the Ely Cathedral Girls' Choir, entitled "All Angels Cry Aloud". John's latest work for organ, “The 14 Stations of the Cross”, commissioned by Sebastian Thomson as part of his prestigious “Angels of Creation” series, has also just been released on CD with Convivium Records. Two of John's works have recently been broadcast as part of the BBC Introducing scheme. He has recently been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

John Hosking