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.
Andrew Logan | Director
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News and Events
July - Aldeburgh Festival
Composition Course - Ulysses Ensemble
July 7 - London Sinfonietta | Mica Levi's 'Under the Skin'
Malta International Festival
June 22 - Southbank Sinfonia | Waterloo Festival
Anton Bruckner's Symphony Number 4 in E-Flat Major
May/June - Aldeburgh Festival
Benjamin Britten's " A Midsummer Night's Dream"
April 27 - Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
April 4 - London Sinfonietta | Mica Levi's 'Under the Skin'
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
March 31 - Turku Philharmonic
Magnus Lindberg, Miklos Rosza & Schumann's Symphony Nr.2
March 26 - London Sinfonietta | Mica Levi's 'Under the Skin'
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
March 25 - London Sinfonietta | Ligeti's Melodien
Kings Place, London
March 15 - London Sinfonietta | Spectralist Conference, Oxford University
Tristan Murail & Gerard Grisey
March 5 - Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Pierre Boulez, Dérive 1; Elliott Carter Canon for 4 – Homage to William & Triple Duo;
Helen Grime Piano Concerto & A Cold Spring; Peter Maxwell Davies Unbroken Circle
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Jonathan has performed an extensive range of music spanning over 300 years up to the present day, including many world premieres. He is equally at home in the symphonic as well as in the operatic world and has conducted over 30 operas in Italy, Netherlands, U.K. and the US. His exceptional musicianship and intellectual approach to the score come to shine especially in the Austro-Hungarian repertoire of the 19th century and the contemporary music, which he performed with international orchestras and ensembles such as London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern and London Sinfonietta.
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