Jonathan’s Music Story
Coming from a non-musical family, Jonathan began playing the flute at age 8 before the saxophone soon became his main passion. From the age of 13 he was selected to study at the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music, and completed all ABRSM Diplomas by age 16.
Jonathan then moved to France to study with Claude Delangle at the world-renowned Paris Conservatoire. After completing Bachelor and Master degrees, Jonathan then moved back to London and was awarded the Mills William Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music, studying with Kyle Horch.
During his studies, Jonathan was a prize-winner in many international competitions including the SaxOpen International Competition (Strasbourg, France) and Concorso Internazionale de Musica Marco (Fiorindo, Italy). Jonathan was notably named Commonwealth Musician of the Year, Gold Medallist and First Prize winner in the 2018 Royal Overseas League Music Competition, and was featured as a ‘Rising Star’ in BBC Music Magazine.
Considered one of the leading classical saxophonists of his generation, Jonathan is in high demand internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He has performed in major venues internationally, such as Wigmore Hall, Southbank centre, Philharmonie de Paris and Seoul Arts Center. As well as maintaining a private teaching studio he has given masterclasses and workshops at the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Chetham’s School of Music, Melbourne Conservatory and Nice Conservatoire.