Jonathan Kightley, BMus(Hons) Grad. RNCM PGCE

Jonathan is from Derbyshire, England where he was taught by David Hadwen at Repton School. He graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2005. His teachers at the RNCM were Roger Bigley (ex Lindsay Quartet) and Thomas Riebl (University Mozarteum, Salzburg/Wiener Streichsextett). He has performed in master classes with Rivka Golani, Emanuel Hurwitz, Mark Knight, Simon Rowland-Jones and Milan Skampa.

Jonathan has held teaching posts at Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen Grammar School, the University of Aberdeen, teaching students the performance element of the music degree courses and as viola section tutor/coach for Grampian Youth Orchestra (2014-19). Keen to continue his professional development, he has attended the Starling DeLay Symposium on violin studies at the Juilliard School in New York.

Jonathan performs regularly with orchestras and ensembles in the UK, France and Bermuda.

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