John Catchings is a highly regarded and in-demand session cellist and concert performer. He graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland in 1969. He worked closely with many contemporary composers such as Alberto Ginestara, Frank Martin, Zoltan Kodaly, Ernst Krenek, Sergio Cervetti, and others, as a performer. His major cello instructors were Paul Olefsky, Lawrence Lesser, and Stephen Kates. John chose to go into the commercial music field in the early 80's, attracted by the diversity of the work and the science of the recording arts. In the early 90's, John established Chapter & Verse Media Inc, a recording services company, a recording and visual arts facility shared with Sue, his wife, who is a mixed media artist.
John Catchings & The Love Sponges, Love Sponge Orchestra, The Jeff Steinberg Orchestra, The Love Sponge Strings, The Nashville String Machine
- 526 Instruments & Performance
- 12 Writing & Arrangement
- 4 Featuring & Presenting
- 2 Conducting & Leading
- 1 Production
- 1 Technical