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Jonathan Morton

Jonathan Morton

Jonathan Morton is Artistic Director and Leader of Scottish Ensemble and enjoys a varied career as a director, leader, soloist, chamber musician and teacher.



Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich for strings
Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich for strings
Under the directorship of Jonathan Morton SE adds the Tchaikovsky Serenade to its impressive series. 

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Jonathan Morton  

Jonathan Morton is Artistic Director and Leader of Scottish Ensemble and enjoys a varied career as a director, leader, soloist, chamber musician and teacher. A champion of new and little-known music, and a highly versatile performer, his appearances at numerous festivals and venues include the Wigmore Hall, London; Edinburgh International Festival; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; and Kammermusik Festival, Nuremburg. His eclectic and engaging programming style has seen him collaborate with and direct some of the most progressive and innovative orchestras and chamber groups in the UK and Europe. With SE, Morton has collaborated with leading musicians from different musical traditions, made a number of acclaimed recordings and appears regularly on BBC Radio 3. In 2012 he became Leader of the London Sinfonietta after enjoying a longstanding relationship as a guest player. Morton plays a Nicolo Amati violin, made circa 1640.

ConcertoNet.com
'Le Scottish Ensemble emporte avec beaucoup de conviction et de ferveur le Quatuor à cordes de Debussy dans l’excellente transcription de Morton...'
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American Record Guide
'...the Scottish Ensemble play Jonathan Morton’s arrangement with pure, shimmering, glassy timbre and minimal vibrato...'
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Classical CD Choice
'The pieces arranged by Jonathan Morton (who conducts the Scottish ensemble) are done with such musicality and sensitivity here that only the most unbending of listeners will be able to resist their charm...The Debussy items alone are worth the price of admission.'
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The Herald Scotland
Top 10 Scottish Classical Albums of 2015: #4 spot
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'Expertly played, immaculately paced and skilfully shaped...'
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