Jonathan is an alumnus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (MMus, Cello) and the University of Manchester (MusB) and has been working as a professional musician and as a music educator since graduating from the UoM in 2014. Jonathan continues to work as a peripatetic teacher, orchestral section tutor and ensemble coach/conductor with Music in Secondary Schools Trust, Enfield Music Service and, since 2018, with the English Schools' Orchestra.
As a performer, Jonathan has been principal cellist of orchestras such as the Arch Sinfonia, the Asyla Ensemble, Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra, Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, the London Graduate Orchestra and Surrey Opera Company and a member of Constella OperaBallet, the Melos Sinfonia and the Orion Orchestra. Previously he has been principal cellist of the London Schools Symphony Orchestra and the University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra and has performed under Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Neville Marriner and Sir Colin Davis. Jonathan is also in demand for recording and session work and regularly performs with his string quartet, the Vine Quartet.
With a keen interest in curaBng and programming, Jonathan was Project Co-ordinator of the Arch Sinfonia, a London-based young professional chamber orchestra conducted by Chloé van Soeterstède, from 2015-2018 and is the Orchestral Manager for the London Contemporary Music Festival.
Jonathan was also a member of the English Schools Orchestra in 2009 and 2010.