Jonathan Radford

Jonathan Radford

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Biography

Having studied at Chetham’s School of Music, Jonathan continued his musical education in France at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique de Paris (CNSM) becoming the first British saxophonist to enter Claude Delangle’s world-famous saxophone class. Last year he obtained his License “très bien” unanimously and is currently completing Masters degrees in saxophone and chamber music.

He has performed throughout Europe in many prestigious venues such as the Bridgewater Hall, Grieg Hall and Philharmonie de Paris and has performed numerous concertos with orchestras including the Slovenian Chamber Orchestra and Liverpool Mozart Orchestra. A keen promoter of contemporary music, Jonathan has collaborated with the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (IRCAM) and has premiered works by Betsy Jolas and Luis Naón.

Passionate about chamber music, Jonathan co-founded the Yendo Quartet. The saxophone group were recently broadcast by Radio France on the programmes Generation Young Talent and Alla Breve.

Jonathan has received awards from the BBC Performing Arts Fund, the Laubach Masterclass, and most recently was awarded a Maisie Lewis Award by The Musicians’ Company.

He can be contacted on jonathanradford@me.com.