Jonathan Berman is an award winning young English conductor who lives between Amsterdam and London, and already has an impressive repertory of operatic, orchestral, and contemporary music. He has an international reputation working in Germany, UK, US, Italy, the Netherlands and has been broadcast and appeared numerous times on radio and television.
Jonathan has received return engagements from Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Nationale Reis Opera, London Sinfonietta, Tanglewood Festival, New European Ensemble, the Dutch National Opera Academy, Aldeburgh Festival, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Dartington International Summer School and Southbank Sinfonia. Upcoming debuts include Kammer Ensemble Neue Musik Berlin, the Philharmonia Orchestra Stravinsky Festival, Billkent Symphony, Basel Sinfonietta, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Lithuania, Gaida Festival & the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Berman really knew how to get the most out of this fine orchestra who tend to be a bit shy when it comes to twentieth century and twenty-first century repertoire.
Baltic Musical Gems, Oct 2016
"The rising star of the British classical music...the charismatic British master of the baton"
Kaunas Artists' House Lithuanian Arts News Website, Sept 2016
The chance to hear a Pelléas this good at venues right across the country is a rare one, and one that should be seized.
TheArtsDesk, Oct 2015
Jonathan Berman conducted with energy, clarity and admirable phrasing………..Pelléas et Mélisande contains a great deal of ravishing music, and… is beautifully played and sung in this production
BachTrack, Oct 2015
Jonathan Berman conducts with great care and elegance. It’s a brave, deeply affecting achievement.
Guardian Oct 2015
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Meet the Maestro
Jonathan was recently interviewed by Rhinegold Classical Music magazine, after his success in London and Amsterdam at performing with Ensemble Modern. In the article, Jonathan talks about how having mentors at the start of his career was hugely important and helped to increase his chances of sucess. The article is also available on Rhinegold's website, which you can find here.
A Letter from America
Jonathan Berman & the Kempinski Young Artist Programme
Read Jonathan's personal reflection here.
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News and Events
November 25th and 26th 2016 - UK & Germany
Ensemble Modern - Goehr Premiere
Alexander Goehr Manere 1, 2, 3 for Clarinet, Horn, Violin and
Percussion (World Premier)
Leos Janácek Concertino
Oliver Knussen Songs without Voices op. 26
Alexander Goehr Verschwindendes Wort (UK and German Premier)
October 21st 2016 - Lithuania - GAIDA Festival
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Vykintas Baltakas Commentum for Cello and Orchestra
Vytautas Germanavičius New work for Saxophones and Orchestra
Liza Lim Pearl, Ochre, Hair String
Gyorgy Kurtag Double Concerto, op. 27 No. 2
August 20th-27th - UK
Course Director of the Open Conducting Course at the Dartington International Summer School
August 4th 2016 - UK
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major
Reinbert de Leeuw Der nächtliche Wanderer UK Premiere
June 30th 2016 - UK - Philharmonia Stravinsky Festival
Stravinsky Scenes de Ballet
Stravinsky Two Verlain Songs (soloist Paul Carey Jones)
Stravinsky Jeu de Cartes
June 24th 2016 - UK - Aldeburgh Festival
Britten-Pears Contemporary Ensemble
Matthews Flourish with Fireflies
Satie (muldowney) Sports et Divertissements
Jack Sheen A Line, Curve or geometrical figue
Tom Rose Coke Bins (Anniversary Theme)
Josephine Stephenson Disquiet (World Premier)
Gareth Moorcraft Ludo (World Premier)
Abrahamsen Aarhus Rag
Schoenberg/Abrahamsen Sechs Kleine Klavier Stucke
Freya Waley-Cohen Magpie (World Premier)
Michael Taplin Swirling Tides (World Premier)
Liam Mattison Episodes from Herman (World Premier)
Matthews Two Tributes
Schuller Sandpoint Rag
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Jonathan has performed a large amount of 18th, 19th and 20th century music, conducting for many orchestras, for example the London Philharmonic, the Lithuanian National Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; executing pieces such as Mozart's Requiem, Brahm's Symphony 1-4, Bartok's Viola Concerto and many more. For a full list of Jonathan's repertoire click here