player from New York
who attended SUNY-Purchase and studied with James Chambers and Howard T.
In 1976, he
moved to England
where he took odd jobs ranging from construction worker to ice cream
vendor. He put his degree to
work in 1981, when he became a member of the Ulster Orchestra. In 1985, he joined the BBC Welsh
Symphony Orchestra. Other
groups with whom he has worked include the London Horn Sound Big Band, the
London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera House Brass, Sinfonia
Cymru and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic
He and fellow
horn players David McCleneghan, David Pyatt and Angus West performed Robert Schumann’s “Konzertstuck for Four Horns” with Sinfonia Cymru at St. David’s
Hall in Cardiff
on 22nd April 2003.
February 2005, he and Timothy Jones, David Pyatt
and John Ryan performed Michael Tippett’s “Sonata
for Four Horns”. The LSO
concert concluded “Symphony No. 4 in B flat, Op. 60” by Ludwig
Gheorghiu was the guest artist of the LSO at the
Barbican on 8th May 2007 for an evening of operatic highlights
that included “Lascia ch’io
pianga” from Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, “Stridino
lassu” from Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo and “Un bel
di vedremo” from Madama Butterfly by Giacomo
October 2009, the LSO offered up “Symphony No. 4 in G major” by
Gustav Mahler and “Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D. 485” at Lincoln Center.
and Andrew Marriner were on hand at Barbican Hall
on 26th September 2010 when the LSO sandwiched “Duett-Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon” by
Richard Strauss in between “Concerto for Orchestra No. 1” (“Naughty
Limericks”) by Rodion Shchedrin
and “Symphony No. 5” by Gustav Mahler.
March 2011, the LSO gave the world premiere of “Halo” by Vlad Maistorovici and followed
it up with “Piano Concerto No. 3”, with Jonathan Biss at the keys, and “Symphony No. 7”, by
The LSO opened
with “Tragic Overture” by Johannes Brahms, followed by “Symphony
No. 2” Karol Szymanowski and “Symphony
No. 2” by Brahms at Barbican Hall on 13th October 2012.
which Jonathan appears include:
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4, Debussy: La mer/Jeux/Prelude
a l’apres-mini d’un faune, Holst: The Planets, John Adams: A Flowering Tree, Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Music of Hope, Rachmaninov:
Symphony No. 2, Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe/Bolero/Pavane pour une infante defunte, Smetana: Ma vlast,
Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie and Tchaikovsky: Symphonies
Nos 1-3 with the LSO; Give it One with the London Horn Sound Big Band; Guildhall Horn Soloists by the
Guildhall School Horn Ensemble; On
the Town with the Royal Opera House Brass Soloists; and, Turn the Corner by Janelle Lauer.
He can also be
heard on the soundtracks of Star
Wars: Episode I—The Phantom
Menace, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the
Clones and Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith.
In the field
of music education, he has served on the faculty of the Guildhall School
of Music & Drama, coached at the British Horn Festival, and given
master classes for Incontri Mediterranei
Associazione and the Manhattan School of Music.