A horn player based in London, Jonathan studied Mathematics and Music at Cardiff University before moving to London to complete a master’s at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with first class honours in 2014.
Jonathan enjoys a busy career as an orchestral player, having been involved in projects with the Britten-Pears Orchestra – including an award-winning recording, cinema release and BBC Radio 3 live performance of Peter Grimes. Jonathan performs regularly throughout London’s finest venues and across the country with the likes of the Orion Orchestra, Multi-Story Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru, Orpheus Sinfonia, Janus Ensemble, Orchestra Vitae and Hampstead Garden Opera.
As a soloist, Jonathan has enjoyed performing the Britten Serenade, Jacob Horn Concerto, Mathias Horn Concerto and Strauss and Mozart concerti with various orchestras. Jonathan is a particularly keen chamber musician and is a member of Magnard Ensemble, recent chamber music fellows of the Royal Academy of Music and CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust ensemble. Magnard Ensemble are currently delivering and recording a Roald Dahl-themed education tour and CD, and are deeply committed to their education work, alongside chamber performances across London and the UK.
An advocate for contemporary music of all genres, Jonathan has worked closely with composer Alex Brusentsev on the Connect the Dots project. He has had works written for him by Ethan Davies, Strombus for solo horn, Martin Humphries, Concerto for Horn and Sound Technician, and he has collaborated closely with pop soloist Nick Webb who released his debut EP The Magpie Turns in 2016.
Besides Jonathan’s musical interests, he also enjoys running and in 2013 ran the London Marathon in under four hours for the charity Action on Hearing Loss.