Jonathanís interest in music began at the age of just four when he started piano lessons with his mother. He continued to study under her until he passed his grade 8 exam at the age of fifteen. In December 2004, Jonathan gained the FRSM diploma in piano performing - the highest diploma awarded by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. In July 2005 he also passed the ALCM diploma in jazz piano with distinction. Jonathan also holds a DipMusTh(ICMA) in music theory and has a Felllowship Level Membership of the ICMA Guild. He has a busy career as a freelance soloist, choir director and teacher of piano and organ.
As a pianist, Jonathan performs at venues throughout the UK including the Royal Albert Hall, York Minster, Norwich Cathedral and the Hall for Cornwall. His programmes are entertaining and often include a wide range of music: his own arrangements of jazz standards by Gershwin, Scott Joplin and others; major classical works, such as Liszt's B minor Sonata and Mozart's Piano Concerto in A K488, and his own improvisations. Jonathan likes to interact with the audience, giving background information on the music and often injecting some humour into the concert.
Jonathan is also in great demand as an accompanist, working with professional soloists including virtuoso trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins, bass Arwel Huw Morgan and clarinettist/saxophonist David White. He also accompanies for the Two Moors Festival as well as for auditions and graded and diploma exams.
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