Orchestra Member's Representative: John Eaton
John is principal cello. He joined Salford Symphony Orchestra in 1980 but has also played with many other groups, including Prestwich Concert Orchestra, several string/piano quartets/quintets, swing band, jazz band, rock group and a renaissance/early music group.
He has been playing piano since the age of 4 and took up the cello as a “late learner”, as a result of attending his children’s Suzuki violin lessons. He also plays guitar, recorder, clarinet and tuba (but not at the same time).
John used to work for ICL but has now retired to concentrate on leisure.