Jonathan has an extensive career as soloist, director, orchestral leader and chamber musician – performing and recording a diverse range of genres on both modern and period instruments.
Jonathan studied with Howard Davis at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he now holds the position of Professor of Violin. He continues to teach, coach chamber ensembles and give masterclasses internationally.
He joined the Doric String Quartet in 2005. During his 13 years with the ensemble, the quartet grew to become one of the world’s leading ensembles, recording 16 discs for Chandos Records and performing in the world’s finest concert halls including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and, closer to home, regular concerts at Wigmore Hall. Jonathan’s love for chamber music continues to take him to a wide variety of festivals and to most of the notable concert halls around the globe. He is the violinist of the Phoenix Piano Trio and is a regular guest with the Nash Ensemble and Ensemble 360.
Jonathan has recently been appointed Concertmaster of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Bremen and is leader of the French orchestra, le Cercle de l’Harmonie – an orchestra which specialises in Classical and early Romantic repertoire performed on period instruments. He is in demand as a guest leader and director both in the UK and abroad, regularly appearing with orchestras such as Aurora Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Collective, Britten Sinfonia and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
His debut disc of sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven with the pianist Sholto Kynoch is due for release in 2023.
His violin was crafted by Raffaele and Antonio Gagliano of Naples in 1830 and he plays with bows made by Luis Emilio Rodriguez Carrington and Eugène Sartori.