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Yorkshire Concert Artists Agency

Supporting classical musicians of the highest quality in Yorkshire and beyond

Jonathan Kirwan

Composer in Residence and Double Bass Player

Jonathan Kirwan, composition, is beginning to establish himself across the country as a most sought after new composer.

He is available to work on commission with performers and groups of great variety.

Curriculum Vitae

Jonathan graduated with a BMus First Class Honours from the University of Sheffield, and currently studies with Dr. George Nicholson

He has studied Composition with the conductor and pianist Peter Adcock in Exeter and during the final year of his BMus, Jonathan researched the works of the Internationally renowned composer James MacMillan who has also been a valuable mentor for him as he begins to establish himself as a sought after composer.

Jonathan's recent works include Five Poems of Emily Dickinson (2011), A Week of Piano Minatures (2011), Duet for Trumpet and Guitar (2011), String Quartet (2010), The Windhover for Soprano and String Quartet (2009) and An Unexpected Trio for members of Ensemble 360 (2009).

In February 2011 his setting of the Emily Dickinson poem "All I have to bring today" was performed at the Royal Northern College of Music, at the final of the Frederic Cox Award for Singing, by Chloe Saywell, soprano, and Ugne Antanaviciute, piano.

In April 2011 the Bish/Thompson premiered his Duet for Trumpet and Guitar. This composition is featured on the duo's album "An Intimate Evening"

Jonathan is available for commissions, workshops and composition master classes.

Forthcoming Events

No forthcoming events.