Jonathan Bloxham is already establishing himself as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation and has recently been appointed Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from the 2016/17 season.
Jonathan's recent conducting highlights include the Philadelphia Orchestra in the finals
of their search for an Assistant, the semi-finals of the London Symphony Orchestra
Donatella Flick Competition, and several concerts at Kings Place and at the Sage
As a cellist and chamber musician he is a prize winner in many international
competitions and regularly performs at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place
and the Southbank Centre. Jonathan gave his concerto debut at the Berlin Philharmonie
in 2012 and in chamber music he has collaborated with renowned musicians such as
Michael Collins, Jack Liebeck and Benjamin Baker.
Jonathan started his musical training at the age of 8 with a local teacher at his primary school in Gateshead. He then studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Royal College of Music with Thomas Carroll and finally at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Louise Hopkins. Jonathan has taken further studies with Eberhart Feltz, Nicolas Pasquet and Paavo Jarvi.
Passionate both about education and his birth town in the North East of England, in 2009 Jonathan founded Northern Chords, a chamber music festival, which aims to bring world class musicians to the region not only to perform but also to engage with and inspire the local young players.