FUTURE EVENTS

13/03/14 Solo Lunchtime Recital and UK Premiere of 'Four Diversions' by Philip Bracanin, Rottingdean Arts Festival

16/02/14 Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the Kantanti Ensemble, St. John Sub Castro, Lewes, East Sussex

15/02/14 Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez Tour Continued with the Kantanti Ensemble, St. Alfege, Greenwich, London

30/11/13 Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with Bristol Chamber Orchestra, United Reformed Church, Henleaze, Bristol

25/10/13 Solo Recital feat. Guest Artist, 7.30pm @ La Maison Francaise, Oxford

25/05/13 Solo Recital, Rhosgilwyn, Pembrokeshire

24/05/13 Solo Recital including Vivaldi's Concerto in D with period ensemble - The Tabernacl, Machynlleth, Wales

21/04/13 Mahler 7 Symphony with Kensington Symphony Orchestra (venue/time tbc)

06/04/13 'An Evening of Classical Guitar' 7.30pm St. Mary's Church, Kidlington

 

 

 

 

 

Biography

Jonathan Wiseman

Jonathan Wiseman commenced his study of the guitar from the age of seven. Prizes in competitions occurred within months at Music Festivals across the country. At fourteen he became Oxfordshire Young Soloist and made his concerto debut with the Oxford Pro Musica Orchestra. Later that year he was accepted into the junior department at The Royal Academy of Music, London. During his first year of studies, he won the Lower Strings Prize. Throughout his time at the Academy, Jonathan has been mentored by Classical Guitar pedagogue Michael Lewin.

In 2010 he was invited to participate in the Royal Acadmey of Music's Patrons Award. One year later Jonathan joined the elite rank of guitarists who have won the Julian Bream Prize, an award for artistic excellence that is adjudicated by the legendary Maestro himself. Before graduating in 2012, the Academy conferred Jonathan with their highest performance award, an honour reserved for work of exceptional maturity; additionally he was a Prizewinner at the International Ivor Mairants Guitar Competition.

Since graduating from the Royal Academy, Jonathan is committed to broadening the perception of the instrument and is also keen to instigate new commissions for the Guitar. Active commissions include solo and ensemble works for the Guitar by Jason Noghani and Jonathan Cole, British composer and professor of composition at the Royal College of Music. Earlier this year, he was invited by Jonathan Cole to provide a lecture and workshop on composing for the Guitar. This was greatly received by the department and inspired many of the current students to write for the instrument.

Jonathan has recently been commissioned to record a CD of 19th century Guitar music by the Polish virtuoso Jan Bobrowicz. This will be a world premiere recording in collaboration with Acte Préalable Publishing House based in Warsaw, Poland. Currently, Jonathan is touring the UK and is in increasing demand as a Concert Artist and Masterclass instructor. He plays guitars by Greg Smallman (Australia) and Paco Santiago Marin (Spain).



a sumptuous authority of sound, maturity of phrase . . . and enough rubato subtlety to steal your heart
Oxford Times.

it was a privilege to be here
Audience member comment, Rodrigo Concerto.