A native of Prince George, British Columnbia, Jonathan Crow joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Concertmaster in 2011. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Honours Performance from McGill University in 1998, at which time he joined the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) as Associate Principal Second Violin. Between 2002 and 2006, Jonathan was the Concertmaster of the OSM; during this time, he was the youngest concertmaster of any major North American orchestra. He continues to perform as guest concertmaster with orchestras around the world.
Jonathan has performed as a soloist with most major Canadian orchestras. An advocate of contemporary music, he has premièred works by Canadian composers Vivian Fung, Michael Conway Baker, Eldon Rathburn, Barrie Cabena, Ana Sokolovic, Marjan Mozetich, Christos Hatzis, Ernest MacMillan, and Healey Willan, and includes in his repertoire major concerti by such modern composers as Ligeti, Schnittke, Bernstein, Brian Cherney, Rodney Sharman, and Cameron Wilson. He has recorded for ATMA, Bridge, CBC, Oxingale, Skylark, and XXI-21 labels, and is heard frequently on radio in North America and Europe.
An avid chamber musician, Jonathan has performed at chamber music festivals throughout North America, South America, and Europe. He is a founding member of the New Orford String Quartet, and the curator of The TSO Chamber Soloists series. Currently, he also is Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Toronto and Artistic Director of the Toronto Summer Music Festival.
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