Jonathan began piano studies at the age of 8. He and his siblings played with such enthusiasm that they often broke strings on their living room piano. Since then he has performed around the United States as well as Germany, Italy, and Japan (and, perhaps most importantly, Disney World). He is currently pursuing a DMA at Eastman with Dr. Douglas Humpherys.
Some of his favorite musical memories include winning the first international piano competition for 5-piano ensembles (Gina Bachauer Piano Teams Competition) in 1996 and again with a different group in 2005. As a high school student he won the inaugural Young Artists' International Piano Competition at Eastman and in 2005 he was a finalist at the national MTNA competition.
Jonathan's favorite way to make music is in ensembles. He has been heard on the radio presenting new music for two pianos, performed Mozart's Concerto No. 21 with the Southwest Symphony, and has played with the Eastman Composers' Sinfonietta, the Eastman Chorale, and the Brigham Young University Men's Chorus. His favorite partners, however, are his violinist wife and their two young sons.
Listen to some of Jonathan's recordings.