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Concert: The Solo Violin: Jonathan Storer plays Bach and Simon Wills
August 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pmFree, with a retiring collection
A recital of music for solo violin including Bach’s Sonata in A minor (BWV 1003) and the world premieère of Island Sonata by Simon Wills.
Jonathan Storer was born in London and received his musical education at the Royal Academy of Music, Chetham’s School of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Freiburger Hochschule für Darstellende Kunst, from which he holds the esteemed Solistendiplom.
Jonathan has held permanent posts with the Freiburg Opera, Augsburg Symphony Orchestras and the Royal Northern Sinfonia, holding deputy leader positions in both Augsburg and the Northern Sinfonia. Jonathan has performed as a chamber musician and orchestral leader with some of the great names of classical music, including Maurice Bourgue, Thomas Zehetmair, Simon Mulligan, Jean-Bernard Pommier, John Wilson and Andriss Nelsons, and has worked as a guest with many orchestras as a leader, including Solingen Symphony, Nürnberg Symphony, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Heidelberg Chamber Orchestra (where he worked as leader, soloist and director for more than 700 concerts), and section leader with the City of Birmingham Symphony and BBC Scottish and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras. During his time in Newcastle Jonathan became interested in teaching and accepted positions at Newcastle University and the Music Education Centre, Gateshead. This new passion precipitated a move to Trinidad, where he was named assistant Professor of violin at the the Academy for Performing Arts, University of Trinidad and Tobago in 2009. Since returning to England in 2015, Jonathan has worked as a member of the English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and as soloist with the London Concertante. In addition to orchestral work, Jonathan is an active chamber musician and soloist for whom new works have been commissioned.
The season programme can be found here.