John William Burrows

John William Burrows was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He loved the piano and took to playing before he was school-age, around the age of four. His mother was a pianist and recognized the talent of her young son, nurturing that talent all the way through John's high school years. John Burrows served his country during the Korean conflict. He was not shipped to Korea but instead was sent to post World War Two Germany where he served as a chaplain's assistant. While serving, he had the opportunity to apply his musical skills, and began to explore the keyboard. Returning stateside, he was accepted at the Crane School of Music at Potsdam, New York. As an applied piano student of James Ball, John received the coveted Senior Recital Award with graduation.

A career of teaching music in public schools in the state of New York was followed by a period of self exploration and travel abroad and across the United States and Canada. A romantic man, John Burrows loved the music of the great European composers of the 19th century Romantic period. One of his favorite journeys was tracing the life of Chopin.

John prided himself on his athletic ability and well as his dedication to his beloved instrument. His daily routine included long distance running, tennis, golf, ice hockey, hiking or skiing. This was always preceded by two hours of practice that included his favorite Russian exercises and running scales and arpeggios up and down the keyboard. Afternoons and evenings, Mr. Burrows was back at the piano, either performing or working out his pieces.

Mr. Burrows passed away in November of 2012.


John William Burrows Discography Tracks


none John William Burrows - Opus One album art John William Burrows Opus One(CD, Album) John Burrows Music none US 2007 Sell This Version
none John William Burrows - Music From The Heart album art John William Burrows Music From The Heart(CD, Album) John Burrows Music none US 2007 Sell This Version
none John William Burrows - Reflections - John Burrows Composer & Pianist album art John Burrows* Reflections - John Burrows Composer & Pianist(CD, Album) Not On Label none US 2013 Sell This Version