John Korsrud is a composer, trumpet player and band leader. He has written scores for several television documentary earning him Leo and Golden Sheaf Awards and Juno Nominations. He has been commissioned by The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The CBC Radio Orchestra, The Albany Symphony's New Music Festival, The Standing Wave Ensemble as well as several Dutch ensembles and Vancouver dance companies.
In 1990 John formed his 17-piece Hard Rubber Orchestra, an ensemble that has released two CDs and has toured to Europe and across Canada. As a trumpet player John has performed with George Lewis,Butch Morris, Barry Guy, Kenny Wheeler, Han Bennink, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation (VEJI), New Orchestra Workshop, and Shango Ashe amongst others. John graduated from UBC in 1990 and studied composition with Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague (1995-1997). In 2001 John was awarded The Canada Council's Joseph S. Stauffer Prize for Music, Literature and the Arts.