Jonathan Jarvis, MPerf

Jonathan is a collaborative pianist, music educator and a Junior Fellow at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Recently graduating from a Masters in piano accompaniment at GSMD, Jonathan is in demand as a song pianist, choral répétiteur and teacher. In 2017 Jonathan co-founded Leicester MusicFest, a charitable, education-focussed festival, with the aim of making high-quality music more accessible in the East Midlands. He is also a Junior Fellow at Aberystwyth MusicFest, working as an accompanist for the classical singing and vocal pedagogy courses alongside Dr Ron Morris, Janice Chapman and Veronica Veysey-Campbell.

Whilst studying at GSMD, Jonathan performed in the prestigious 'Song Guild' curated by Graham Johnson, 'Adventures in the Great American Songbook' directed by Samantha Malk and Victoria Newlyn as well as 'A History of English Song' directed by Richard Jackson.

Recent performance highlights include a tour and masterclass in Leipzig led by Lieder-specialist Peter Schreier, a concert of Lieder at the German Ambassador’s residence, ‘Wigmore Hall Study Group: Big Ideas for a small stage’, and an improvised recital at the inaugural conference at the Hub for Artistic Research in Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Jonathan has been an official accompanist for several music festivals including the Huddersfield Grammar School Music and Drama Festival, and the Lincoln Music and Drama Festival. Jonathan has played for a variety of musicals and operettas, both in concert and rehearsal, including The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, The Wizard of Oz, Bugsy Malone, We Will Rock You, Die Fledermaus and The Pirates of Penzance.