"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 has swiftly made his mark as a conductor of “accomplished technique, innate musicianship, with a natural rapport with orchestras and a deep knowledge and understanding of the symphonic repertoire” (Paavo Järvi).
This summer Jonathan makes his Glyndebourne summer festival debut in four sold-out performances of Luisa Miller.
Highlights of 2020/21 include debuts with the Salzburg Mozarteumorchester, Residentie Orkest and Halle Orchestra; education projects with the London Philharmonic and London Symphony; and a return to the London Mozart Players. Previously, he conducted the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC Scottish Symphony, Basque National and Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. 2021 also saw the release of his first CD, featuring works of Richard Strauss and César Franck with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, praised by Music Web International as “irresistible.” In 2021/22 he has re-engagements with the Residentie Orkest, Halle Orchestra and Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie; makes debuts with the Kammerakademie Potsdam and Luzern Symphony, leading two projects; and returns to Glyndebourne Touring Opera to conduct their production of Don Pasquale.
His conducting career launched when he was appointed Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 2016-2018, working with Music Director Mirga Grazynte-Tyla, conducting a wide range of repertoire, and closing the orchestra's 16/17 season at Symphony Hall. More recently, he returned to the CBSO in April 2021. A summer concert with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie led to a recording project and subscription concerts in Bremen and at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. After taking over rehearsals of Rusalka at the DSO Berlin for Robin Ticciati, the orchestra invited Jonathan back to conduct Holst’s The Planets as part as a multimedia project.
For the past 11 years Jonathan has been Artistic Director of the Northern Chords Festival, based in his hometown of Newcastle-on-Tyne.