Jonathan Crow, violin
Jonathan Crow is currently Concertmaster and youngest member of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Born in Prince George in 1977, Jonathan Crow began the Suzuki violin method at age six and continued studies at the Prince George Music School. When he was fifteen, Jonathan studied at the Victoria Conservatory of Music with Sydney Humphreys and attended the Banff Centre Master Class Program. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Honours Performance from McGill University, studying with Yehonatan Berick. Mr. Crow has been a member of the MSO for five years.
In May 1997 Jonathan performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in a special benefit for the Victoria Symphony under the baton of Sir Yehudi Menuhin. Lord Menuhin was so impressed he invited him to perform again with the Vancouver Symphony in April 1998. Jonathan continues to perform in North America, having been featured as soloist with most major Canadian orchestras including the Montreal, Kingston, National Arts Centre, Victoria and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, and is heard frequently on Chaîne Culturelle of Radio-Canada, CBC Radio Two, and National Public Radio, along with Radio France, Radio Allemand, and the RAI in Europe. In the United States Jonathan has performed with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, Jonathan has performed at chamber music festivals throughout North America, South America, and Europe including the Banff, Ravinia, Orford, Domaine Forget, Montreal, Ottawa, Incontri in Terra di Sienna, Alpenglow, Pernambuco (Recife), and Strings in the Mountains festivals and has also performed in concert with musicians from the Guarneri, Emerson, Vermeer and Tokyo Quartets. Recently, Jonathan became the new violinist of the Canadian string trio Triskelion, joining violist David Harding and cellist Brian Epperson. As an advocate of contemporary music he has premiered works by Michael Conway Baker, Eldon Rathburn, Barrie Cabena, Ernest MacMillan, and Healey Willan, and includes in his repertoire major concertos by such composers as Ligeti, Schnittke, Brian Cherney, and Bernstein. Mr. Crow has recorded for CBC and Atma labels.