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 has collaborated 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 quartet is 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.
Jonathan’s interpretations are strongly influenced by his fascination with historical performance. He is a frequent guest leader of the period 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.