Principal, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Jonathan is currently Principal at the Guildhall School, a post he has held since 2022. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and of Guildhall School, and was conferred the title of Professor of Music at Guildhall in 2021.

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.