Jonathan Brigg

Jonathan Brigg

Jonathan Brigg (born November 22nd 1984) is an award-winning Bradford-born musician currently living in London. A versatile composer, pianist and conductor, he has worked with leading artists across many musical genres.

Piano: Drawing on his abilities as both a strong sight-reader and confident improviser, Jon is involved in projects with ENO Baylis and Streetwise Opera. He has worked as an accompanist for several choirs including Bradford Festival Choral Society and The 24. As composer-performer he has played with his own jazz group Stoop Quintet in the EFG London Jazz Festival, hosted by Young and Serious, and at the Vortex Jazz Club. He is currently working on an album of piano pieces which feature both classical and jazz improvisation.

Conducting: Gaining professional experience as a conductor through a number of fellowships, Jon was Junior Fellow in Conducting at the University of Bradford’s Tasmin Little Music Centre, studying with Mark Haydn Robinson, and was later a Conducting Scholar with the renowned Huddersfield Choral Society. As assistant director to The 24 at the University of York, he prepared the choir for a number of performances, including Maja Ratkje’s Crepuscular Hour at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and conducted a performance of Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel. Jon recently conducted the Everlasting Voices choir in a recording of Stef Conner’s choral works, soon to be released on the Delphian label. Passionate about leisure-time music making, Jon conducted the York Cobweb Orchestra for a number of years, and led Come and Play days, tackling challenging repertoire with players of all abilities.

Composing: Jon’s music has been described as ‘extraordinary’ and ‘defiant of categorisation’. To date he has composed two jazz albums (Ranch for Threads Orchestra and Confession for Stoop Quintet), while his concert works have been performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra/Foyle Future Firsts, Orkest de Ereprijs, Nieuw Ensemble, Animato Kwartet, PercusSing Duo and Richard Casey among others, in venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall and The Concertgebouw.

He studied at the University of Manchester with John Casken, Kevin Malone and Deniz Ertan, and at the University of York with William Brooks. He has been the recipient of a number of fellowships and career development awards, namely as a Young Composer with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, USA. He was a finalist in Britten Sinfonia Opus 2013 and in 2015 was a prize winner at the YCM (Young Composers Meeting) in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Teaching:  Jon is available to teach composition and intermediate to advanced level piano, with a focus on jazz and playing by ear.

Biography

Jonathan Brigg (born November 22nd 1984) is an award-winning Bradford-born musician currently living in London. A versatile composer, pianist and conductor, he has worked with leading artists across many musical genres.

Piano: Drawing on his abilities as both a strong sight-reader and confident improviser, Jon is involved in projects with ENO Baylis and Streetwise Opera. He has worked as an accompanist for several choirs including Bradford Festival Choral Society and The 24. As composer-performer he has played with his own jazz group Stoop Quintet in the EFG London Jazz Festival, hosted by Young and Serious, and at the Vortex Jazz Club. He is currently working on an album of piano pieces which feature both classical and jazz improvisation.

Conducting: Gaining professional experience as a conductor through a number of fellowships, Jon was Junior Fellow in Conducting at the University of Bradford’s Tasmin Little Music Centre, studying with Mark Haydn Robinson, and was later a Conducting Scholar with the renowned Huddersfield Choral Society. As assistant director to The 24 at the University of York, he prepared the choir for a number of performances, including Maja Ratkje’s Crepuscular Hour at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and conducted a performance of Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel. Jon recently conducted the Everlasting Voices choir in a recording of Stef Conner’s choral works, soon to be released on the Delphian label. Passionate about leisure-time music making, Jon conducted the York Cobweb Orchestra for a number of years, and led Come and Play days, tackling challenging repertoire with players of all abilities.

Composing: Jon’s music has been described as ‘extraordinary’ and ‘defiant of categorisation’. To date he has composed two jazz albums (Ranch for Threads Orchestra and Confession for Stoop Quintet), while his concert works have been performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra/Foyle Future Firsts, Orkest de Ereprijs, Nieuw Ensemble, Animato Kwartet, PercusSing Duo and Richard Casey among others, in venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall and The Concertgebouw.

He studied at the University of Manchester with John Casken, Kevin Malone and Deniz Ertan, and at the University of York with William Brooks. He has been the recipient of a number of fellowships and career development awards, namely as a Young Composer with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, USA. He was a finalist in Britten Sinfonia Opus 2013 and in 2015 was a prize winner at the YCM (Young Composers Meeting) in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Teaching:  Jon is available to teach composition and intermediate to advanced level piano, with a focus on jazz and playing by ear.

Compilations with this composer

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Zeta Potential

Zeta Potential

Huddersfield Contemporary Records

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