About Jonathan

Jonathan is an artist engaged in inspiring and educating audiences as diverse as his musical interests. Whether it be on the lute and period instruments, classical, or electric guitar, his performances offer "exciting and technically brilliant" (Marvin Dickau) displays of the wealth of the musical language.

Versatile as a soloist, chamber musician and continuo player, Jonathan frequently distinguishes himself; performing as a finalist in the 2017 McGill Concerto competition, and receiving the McGill David Moyse Guitar scholarship in 2017, 2016 and 2015. Solo performances have included concerts with the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble and for the Governor General of Canada. He is active in the rich early music scene in Eastern Canada, and can be seen performing music on period instruments, solo and with ensembles such as Les Méandres (Montréal), Melos Choir (Kingston), and in duo with soprano and fellow early music specialist Mikayla Jensen-Large. 

He is a founding member of the Cygnus trio (flute, violin, guitar), which places an emphasis on performing not only in traditional venues, but in reaching out to the community through events such as visits to women's shelters, house concerts, and children's programs. The trio recently toured their program 'Lost Islands' through Ontario, featuring new music and poetry by Canadian artists, in collaboration with actors Paul Hopkins, and Blair Williams, and composer Arie van de Ven. The trio's debut album is set to be released in December 2018 and presents premiere recordings of music composed and arranged specifically for them.

Engaging in the creation and performance of new music is highly important to him, and he has premiered music by Juro Kim Feliz, Brice Gatinet, Charles Zoll, Patrick Walker, Arie van de Ven and Karalyn Schubring.

Jonathan began his classical guitar studies in Penticton, British Columbia with Selwyn Redivo and received a bachelor of music with a double major in guitar and lute performance at McGill’s Schulich School of Music, and was recognized for outstanding achievement in Lute. He studied with Jérôme Ducharme and Sylvain Bergeron.

Jonathan plays a guitar built by John Park.