Jonathan Stone, violin


Violinist Jonathan Stone is an internationally acclaimed chamber musician, soloist and concertmaster.
His love of chamber music has taken him across the world to great concert halls such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, Frankfurt Alte Oper,
Hamburg Laeiszhalle and, closer to home, regular performances at Wigmore Hall. He hascollaborated with artists including Nicolas Altstaedt, Jonathan Biss, Andreas Haefliger, Chen Halevi, Alina Ibragimova, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Richard Lester, Anthony Marwood, and Peter Wispelwey.
As a member of the Doric String Quartet, he has recorded 15 discs for Chandos Records. Future releases include string quartets by Mendelssohn and Haydn as well as John Adams’ Absolute Jest for quartet and orchestra with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
The 2017/18 season sees the Doric String Quartet featured at the Wigmore Hall as part of the Hall’s Haydn Series. Across five concerts throughout the season the Quartet performs the complete Opus 20 and Opus 64 Quartets and the Seven Last Words. Elsewhere in the UK theycontinue their longstanding relationship with the Wiltshire Music Centre and in June 2018 they will take up the Artistic Directorship of the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival. In Europe highlightsinclude appearances in Avignon, Alès, Zurich, Cologne, Eindhoven and Rotterdam. The Quartet also takes part in the inaugural Amsterdam String Quartet Biennale as well as appearing at the Malmö Chamber Music Festival and returning to Mecklenburg Vorpommern for
the Spring Festival in Rügen. Further afield the Quartet returns to the US for its annual tour which includes performances in Hawaii, Salt Lake City, Boston, Washington DC and New York. The quartet are resident at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Jonathan is a founder member of the Phoenix Piano Trio. Renowned for their honest and insightful interpretations which span the entire genre, the Trio will release, this summer, the first in a series of recordings capturing the intense musical output from Leipzig in the 1840s that connected composers such as Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, Robert and Clara Schumann and Niels Gade.
They have commissioned and recorded Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s The Forgiveness Machine for the Champs Hill label and Philip Venables' Klaviertrio im Geiste for NMC.
Jonathan's interpretations are strongly influenced by his fascination with historical performance. He is a frequent guest leader of the French orchestra Le Circle de l’Harmonie.

His violin was made by Raffaele and Antonio Gagliano in Naples, 1830 and he plays with bows made by Luis Emilio Rodriguez Carrington and Eugène Sartori.

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