Jo Ramadan began his music studies as a chorister at Chapel Royal St. James Palace. After graduating from Durham University, Jo studied as a postgraduate pianist at the Royal College of Music (RCM) studying with John Blakely and Roger Vignoles. He received awards from both the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the Neuby Trust. He has accompanied for many masterclasses including those of Sarah Walker, Amanda Roocroft, Brindley Sherrat, James Bowman, Stephen Varcoe, David Daniels, as well as a Liszt masterclass with Leslie Howard and a recent study of Mahler songs with Petra Lang.
Jo was recently assistant conductor for the British Youth Opera tour to Anghiari with Southbank Sinfonia for performances of L’Elisir d’Amore. He has also been repetiteur for Classical Opera Company and English Touring Opera. Jo has also attended the Oxenfoord International summer school, receiving coaching from Malcolm Martineau. He has recently been the accompanist for a masterclass with Sir Thomas Allen and evening gala recital at Woodhouse. Last summer, Jo was a Britten-Pears Young Artist, studying Schumann with Malcolm Martineau and Susan Youens.
Future plans include a performance of Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch, and conducting a double bill comprising The Bear by Walton and L’ocassione fa il ladro by Rossini in April at The Rosemary Branch. In September Jo will conduct Così fan tutte for Woodhouse Opera.