John-Paul Muir has established himself as one of the finest pianists to emerge from New Zealand in recent years, and certainly one of the most versatile; equally at home in both classical, jazz, and contemporary genres.
In 2010, having received top honours in all of New Zealand’s major music competitions, he graduated from the University of Auckland with a Master of Music degree under the guidance of Rae de Lisle, and moved to London to study with Senior Professor Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has since graduated with distinction from their Artist Masters Programme and is currently enjoying a freelance career based in London.
John-Paul hosts a weekly jazz night at Goodenough College in Bloomsbury featuring an ever-evolving roster of guest musicians, and holds a residency at the Bermondsey Arts Club. John-Paul also enjoys a strong association with the Royal Over-Seas League and has often performed at their acclaimed concert series at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in both classical and jazz programmes. He is currently developing a new jazz project featuring his own compositions that is planned for release later this year.
In 2015 John-Paul was appointed Programme Manager for the Bloomsbury Festival, a four-day arts festival held annually in October that features over one hundred events across multiple artistic disciplines.