Jonathan Woolgar - Composer  

Jonathan Woolgar is a composer. He is particularly interested in music as drama and music for the stage, and his work draws from a wide range of musical experience, aiming to engage every kind of listener.

Jonathan has had works performed at the Bridgewater Hall and the Royal Albert Hall by ensembles such as Manchester Camerata, Aurora Orchestra and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, as well as broadcast on BBC Radio 3. In 2010 he won the BBC Proms Young Composers' Competition. The Hammond School, Chester, has staged his ballet Sinbad (which he conducted) and his music has been recorded for commercial release by the choir of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He enjoys close associations with contemporary music ensembles The Hermes Experiment and Khymerikal, and is Composer in Residence at Eton College for 2015-17.

Jonathan attended Chetham's School of Music, Manchester from 2008-10, where he studied composition and conducting with Jeremy Pike and Gavin Wayte. From 2010-13 he read music at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge where he graduated with First Class Honours and studied composition with Giles Swayne, going on to study with David Sawer at the Royal Academy of Music.

Whilst currently based near London, Jonathan originally hails from Pontefract in West Yorkshire. He dabbles in piano and jazz saxophone, and his academic interests include opera and musical theatre.

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