As a proud Swabian Jonathan (*1990) certainly found it hard to move to Karlsruhe to start his studies at the University of Music with Prof. Reinhold Friedrich in 2010. But the end justifies the means as the saying goes.
Before starting a bachelor programme, Jonathan studied with Markus Klein at Musikschule Fellbach and was pre-student at MH Stuttgart with Prof. Wolfgang Bauer. He won several first national prizes at “Jugend musiziert” and was the only German trumpeter to reach the semi-final in the German Music Competition 2010 and the renowned ARD Music Competition in 2011. He receives a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
Jonathan gained his first orchestra experience in the Regional Youth Orchestra Baden-Württemberg, in the National Youth Orchestra and in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. Now he plays as soloist in the Chamber Orchestra of Munich, the Chamber Orchestra of Stuttgart and the Nürnberger Symphoniker among others. Since 2013 has been first solo trumpeter at Gewandhausorchester zu Leipzig.
Jonathan has been with Salaputia Brass Connection since 2013.