Jonathan is currently Vice Principal & Director of Music at the Guildhall School, a post he has held since 2007. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded Fellowship of the Guildhall School in 2015.
After studying double bass and piano at the Royal College of Music, Jonathan worked with most of Britain’s major orchestras and opera companies. He was an active chamber musician and worked as a teacher, coach and music educator in a variety of settings.
Jonathan spent ten very happy years as a member of the London Symphony Orchestra and was ultimately privileged to serve as its Chairman.
He was Director of the National Youth Orchestra for five years, before taking up his current post.
Jonathan lives in Wiltshire with his wife, three children and one sadly neglected double bass.