John Constable was born in London and studied with Harold Craxton at the Royal Academy of Music of which he is a Fellow. He began his career on the music staff of the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. He has been principal pianist of the London Sinfonietta since its formation and is also principal harpsichordist of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. He is a professor at the Royal College of Music, London.
John has made a great many recital records of songs and chamber music including most recently Tartini’s Devil’s Trill Sonata with Joshua Bell for Sony. His other recordings include a CD of music for viola and piano with Paul Silverthorne, a recital of Liszt songs with Philip Langridge, a collection of Warlock songs with Adrian Thompson and Christopher Maltman, Faure and Ravel with Felicity Palmer, Haydn with Dame Janet Baker, a Spanish Songbook with Jill Gomez, Victorian ballads with Stuart Burrows, Frank Martin with Heinz Holliger and Lecuona songs with Carole Farley. With Lucy Shelton he has recorded Messiaen’s Harawi and the complete songs of Elliott Carter and Stravinsky.
He has performed the Elliott Carter Double Concerto with the London Sinfonietta, the Asko Ensemble and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, most recently at the Carter festival at the Barbican.