John Hunt was born in Windsor and Graduated from University College London, in German language and literature. He has worked in personnel administration, record retailing and bibliographic research for a government agency and is on the lecture panel of the National Federation of Music Societies. In his capacity as Chairman of the Furtwangler Society UK, John Hunt has attended conventions in Rome, Paris and Zurich and has contributed to important reference works about Furtwangler by John Ardoin and Joachim Matzner. He has also translated from the German Jurgen Kesting's important mograph on Maria Callas. John Hunt has published discographies of over 100 performing artists, several of which have run into two or more editions. Several Titles have been minated for awards for Recorded Sound Research (historical section) by the American Association of Recorded Sound Collections.