Returns to Cardiff to conduct the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in the continuation of their FRANZ SCHMIDT CYCLE in concert and in recording for ACCENTUS
"A potent performance from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Jonathan Berman. Full of life, energy and optimism." BBC Record Review
Kurt Schwertsik, Kurt : Epilog zu Rosamunde op. 33 (1978)
Ernst von Dohnanyi: Cello Concerto (solo : Raphael Wallfisch)
Franz Schmidt Symphony Nr.4
Conducts the Red Note Ensemble at the 2021 Lammermuir Festival
Tansy Davies Soul Canoe
James Dillon Tanz/Haus: triptych 2017
BBC Radio 3 | Record Review | Andrew McGregor
Sat 14 Aug
Franz Schmidt - Symphony Nr.1
BBC National Orchestra of Wales | Jonathan Berman
"A potent performance from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Jonathan Berman. Full of life, energy and optimism. Berman communicates the natural organic quality he finds in the music which seems so simple he says but takes a great amount of work to achieve. Excellent recording as well and I'm delighted to say that they're going to complete the series of all four symphonies in the run-up to the composer's 150th birthday in 2024. It is going to be a physical set when it is released and, in the meantime, they will be available as downloads from the ACCENTUS label."
listen to the 4th mvmt Finale here ( from 1hr 13m)
WALES ART REVIEW
FRANZ SCHMIDT | SYMPHONY NO. 1 IN E MAJOR | BBC NOW
"... energy and optimism fully realised under Berman’s invigorating baton ... "
"Berman  and his Cardiff team make a strong case for the revival of Schmidt’s overlooked, yet sumptuously scored music."
"... a fine introduction and is well worth exploring."
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World Music Day 2021
Award winning films devised, curated and directed by conductor Jonathan Berman.
Palm Beach International Music Awards | Classical Music Digital Awards | Venice Shorts Film Festival
Freely available from 21-27 June 2021 by OnJam (nee Greengage) for WMD2021
Interview with Jonathan Berman – Part 1: Presentation and recent activities
Jonathan Berman talks about his experience recording the first symphony with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in this fascinating blog by Atelier Crescendo.
22 May 2021
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Conducts the ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC MANSON ENSEMBLE in a selection of Thorvaldsdottir works along with a premiere of a piece by Academy composer Geoffrey King at the DUKE'S HALL, RAM, as part of the ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR FESTIVAL, Feb 2019
2021 Calender Events Coming Soon
Jan - BBC National Orchestra of wales
Franz Schmidt Symphony Nr.1
Mar - Nash Ensemble
Knussen-Mark Anthony Turnage
Apr - Orchestra simfonică şi Filarmonicii "George Enescu", Bucharest
Apr - London Sinfonietta
Jan - London Sinfonietta
Knussen - James Dillon
Feb - Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Anna Thorvaldsdottir Festival
Feb - Orchestra simfonică şi Filarmonicii "George Enescu", Bucharest
Wagner Prelude & Liebestod - Debussy Nocturnes
Apr - London Philharmonic Orchestra
Knussen - Mozart - Ives - Stravinsky
Apr - Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
Shostakovich - Tchaikovsky
May - Orchestre de Picardie
Mozart - Bach - Matton - Mozart
Sep - Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Oct - Philharmonia Orchestra - Southbank
Music of Today - Gerard Pesson
Oct - New European Ensemble - Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ
Nov - Sinfonietta Riga
Wagner - Beethoven
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Jonathan returns to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra with a programme of Brahms, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky
More here, RTE here
Jonathan conducts the Southbank Sinfonia at the St John's Waterloo.
SCHUMANN Symphony No.3 'Rhenish'
Justina Gringytė Mezzo Soprano
Jonathan Berman Conductor
15 March 2018, 18:00
A Letter from America
Jonathan Berman & the Kempinski Young Artist Programme
Read Jonathan's personal reflection here.
conducts the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of Vykintas Baltakas' Commentum, at the Gaida Festival in Vilnius, Oct 2016
conducts the world premiere of Schuller's Magic Trumpets at the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Centre, July 2015
conducts the LONDON SINFIONIETTA in XENAKIS at London's Kings Place
BĒTHOVENA ASTOTĀ SIMFONIJA UN STRAVINSKA DEJAS
Jonathan debuts with Sinfonietta Riga
conducts the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
Webern - Langsamer Satz
Mendelssohn - Concerto for Violin
(soloist Kirill Troussov)
Brahms - Serenade No.2
Hong Kong City Hall, Sept 2018 More here
interview on Beethoven's 8th Symphony, performed with the Riga Sinfonietta, Nov 2018
On BBC Radio 3 Afternoon Concert with Penny Gore featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jonathan conducts the London Sinfonietta at the London EAR Festival.
Programme includes :
Toru Takemitsu Quatrain II
Gabriele Cosmi Musica per cinque strumenti (world premiere)
Christopher Fox Caoineadh (world premiere)
Yûta Bandoh Bubbles I (2017) for 5 players (world premiere)
Franco Donatoni L’Ultima Sera
Hilary Summers soprano
22 March 2018
Jonathan conducts the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in
Different Colors, a programme of Debussy, Mozart and Franz Schmidt's Symphony Nr.4
I Solisti Della Scala, soloists
03 March 2018
JONATHAN BERMAN debuts with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Stepping in at the short notice for an indisposed Ryan Wigglesworth, Jonathan Berman makes his debut with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on 31st Jan in a programme curated by Huw Watkins, BBC NOW Composer-in-Association.
Alexander Goehr - Sinfonia
John Woolrich - Concerto for Oboe ( Nick Daniels, oboe)
Huw Watkins - Trio
Ryan Wigglesworth - ‘Clocks’ from A Winter's Tale
conducts the RTE National Symphony Orchestra in Grieg, Williams, and others in Dublin, Nov 2017
conducts the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra in Schumann's Symphony Nr. 2 and Lindberg's Chorale, March 2017