John studied at what is now the Royal Northern College of Music.
As a performer and teacher, John's work has taken him across Britain and America where he has played in numerous orchestras.
For many years he was Head of Strings at Rossall School in Fleetwood. John Foster lives in Cleveleys where he is in much demand as an orchestral conductor, player and teacher.
In 2007 he was instrumental in the founding of the Phoenix Strings Orchestra. By supporting and encouraging adult players John has enabled Phoenix Strings to establish a reputation for quality public performance.