Jonathan Morton

Jonathan Morton is a violinist who enjoys collaborating with musicians and artists from different traditions.

He is Artistic Director at Scottish Ensemble, where his eclectic and engaging programming has been enthusiastically praised by audiences internationally, offering fresh perspectives on familiar repertoire and championing new works. Under his leadership Scottish Ensemble has been collaborating increasingly with other art forms such as dance, visual arts, & theatre.

Recent critically acclaimed projects include 20th Century Perspectives with artist Toby Paterson, Goldberg Variations with Andersson Dance and Anno with Anna Meredith & Eleanor Meredith.

Jonathan is also Principal First Violin at London Sinfonietta, where he has been given the opportunity to work closely with many of today’s leading composers and performers, including Steve Reich, Harrison Birtwistle, Mica Levi, Oliver Knussen, Marius Nesset, Tansy Davies, Jonny Greenwood, Louis Andriessen, Hannah Kendall, Martin Suckling, and Dai Fujikura.

Jonathan has been invited as a guest leader with groups such as BIT20 in Bergen, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and Musikkollegium Winterthur. He is committed to sharing ideas with the next generation of string players and has directed projects at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the University of Auckland.

Jonathan regularly contributes to film & TV soundtracks at Abbey Road Studios and Air Lyndhurst Studios, where he has been leading studio orchestras for film composers including Dario Marianelli, Rael Jones, Benjamin Wallfisch, Daniel Pemberton, Patrick Doyle, Alex Heffes, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Christian Henson, Craig Armstrong, Frank Illfman, and Hauschka.

Jonathan also plays with the Colin Currie Group, with recent performances in Europe, the USA and Japan.

Jonathan Morton performing on violin
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