Jonathan began learning the violin at the age of six, and played in the Leeds Youth Orchestra between the ages of 12 and 18. From the age of 20 his violin lay unused, but he started playing again in his thirties after a trip to Cuba convinced him that the gift of music should not be wasted.
He joined Todmorden Orchestra in 2011 shortly after moving into the area. He has also taken part in a number of recitals in Todmorden with Antony and Friends, and also enjoys playing string quartets regularly with friends from the orchestra.
Jonathan works in Manchester in the IT sector, and enjoys walking and cycling in the hills near his home in Littleborough.