"Wonderfully alert to every shift in colour and mood, and immaculately sustaining the magic atmosphere"
"Convincingly organic in his approach…small details are relished and then elegantly absorbed into the whole…bold and yet always professional”
Jonathan Bloxham begins his tenure as Music Director of the Luzerner Theater this season conducting Boheme, Dido and Aeneas, and I Montecchi e I Capuleti, after having debuted in 2022 with Bluebeard’s Castle. He made his Glyndebourne Festival debut in 2021 with Luisa Miller, also conducting Don Pasquale for Glyndebourne Touring Opera.
This is his second season as Resident Conductor and ArtisticAdvisor of the London Mozart Players.
Guest highlights of 23/24 include NDR Elbphilharmonie, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, and a return tour with musicians from the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras culminating in a televised concert from the Salzburg Grosses Festspielhaus. Last season he made his Japan debut with the Tokyo Symphony.
After taking up conducting in his mid-20’s he became Assistant at the CBSO 2016-18 under Mirga Grazynte-Tyla, assisted Paavo Järvi who then invited him to conduct the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in his own right on several occasions, and has since conducted orchestras across Europe.
He has recorded CDs with the London Symphony Orchestra (2022) and Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie (2021, Strauss and Cesar Franck): “irresistible” - MusicwebInternational.
Artistic Director of the Northern Chords Festival, he has commissioned young composers such as Vlad Maistorovici, Jack Sheen and Freya Waley Cohen. Jonathan studied conducting with Sian Edwards, Michael Seal, Nicolas Pasquet and Paavo Järvi, after having learnt the cello at the Menuhin School and at Guildhall. A former cellist, he made his concerto debut at the Berlin Philharmonie in 2012.