Kurzinfo / Beschreibung
Chor, Gesangsrepertoire, Korrepetition
Directly after graduating in 1980, Jon served as Musical Director and Composer on productions for the Birmingham Repertory Company including ‘The Triumph of Death’ in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Throughout that decade he composed for modern ballet, theatre and television productions in the UK. As a piano and keyboard player he played countless concerts and tours throughout Great Britain and abroad, and as a studio musician for radio, T.V. and commercial recordings. In 1991 Jon moved to Hamburg and has since then conducted or played keyboards for many of the major Musicals in Germany including Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Fosse, Mamma Mia, Lion King and Sister Act. He has arranged and orchestrated music for many concerts, events and Musical productions. In 2016 he arranged songs for the Young Voices concert involving 6000 children in the Barcleycard Arena in Hamburg, and arranged the music for the impressive and emotional multi cultural 2016 Music Rocks concerts in Hamburg for a Choir of about 80 singers, The European Chamber Orchestra plus Band. Other credits over the years include music for the The Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Ingo Metzmacher, the Water Circus ‘Crescendo’ for Paris Euro Disney and the Musical ‘Teddy’, which was a commission from the Steiff Company. Among his works is a Piano Concerto, 'Through A Passage Of Time' and the Musical ‘The Garden Behind the Moon’ which was staged with great success in Canada in 2004. 'Celtic Journey', for solo violin and orchestra was premiered in 2016 at the British Flair open air Proms Concert in Hamburg. For television he has written music for HTV and LWT in the UK, and NDR, NTV and ARD in Germany. He has also composed many production music tracks for media published and sold worldwide by Music Revolution, Roba and Tree Of Arts Music Publishers.
In his studio he prepares, records and produces music for solo artists, musical events, TV and film productions. For larger productions he works in association with many producers and large recording studios. Jon works as an accompanist, vocal coach and Musical Director at leading Musical Schools in Germany and involved in many workshops, masterclasses and theatre projects.