New Zealand born and bred, Jonathan studied Conducting and Piano at the University of Otago and has been involved in opera and music theatre productions in one capacity or another since he was 8. He moved to the UK two years ago, and since then has worked regularly with Opera North and the Leeds College of Music as an accompanist and Repetiteur.
This is his first season as Music Director of Leeds Gilbert and Sullivan Society, having previously worked with them on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and She Loves Me, he has been Assistant Music Director of Leeds Youth Opera since 2015. In his native New Zealand Jonathan worked regularly with Opera Otago, the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, Music Theatre Dunedin and was the Assistant Music Director of the Really Authentic Gilbert and Sullivan Performance Trust, an organisation that performed all twelve G&S operas in their original, opening night format.
In his spare time Jonathan enjoys travelling and playing board games.