Originally from Yorkshire, England, John Taylor has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 1983.
John attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Music and is a graduate of the Orchestral Training Program at the Royal Conservatory. He has been the recipient of scholarships enabling him to attend the American Federation of Musicians Congress of Strings in Seattle, masterclasses at the Banff School of Fine Arts, National Youth Orchestra and Canadian Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with the Thunder Bay Symphony, Orchestra London Canada, Hamilton Philharmonic, Canadian Opera Company and the Toronto Symphony. John is the Section Head of the Bass Department at the Music program at Grant MacEwan Community College and has four children.