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William Crotch

English Born 05 Jul 1775 Died 29 Dec 1847

Jonathan Carney comes from a unique musical background. As all six members of his family graduated from The Juilliard School in New York, music was a constant influence from an early age. His parents are both artists and his three siblings are violinists, performing as soloists, chamber musicians and in the orchestral world.

After leaving the Juilliard school where he had studied from the age of eight with Christine Dethier and Ivan Galamian, Jonathan moved to England on a Leverhulme Fellowship Award and continued his studies at the Royal College of Music in London.

Before being appointed Leader of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr Carney toured the Americas and the Far East as leader and soloist with orchestras horn Europe and North America.

Jonathan Carney is an avid exponent of twentieth-century music and his repertoire includes works by Lutoslawski, Penderecki, Bruno Maderna, John Cage and William Bolcum. He has performed at many of the leading festivals for contemporary music. In addition to his recordings for CBS Masterworks, Virgin and Decca, Carney is frequently heard on the BBC and he received critical acclaim in his debut as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London in 1993.

Recent highlights have included performances of the Brahms, Mendelssohn and Sibelius concertos, a UK tour of Vivids Four Seasons as well as a performance of Phillip Glass' new violin concerto in the USA.

Jonathan Carney now resides in London with his wife Ruth and children Hannah and Luke. His violin is a 1712 Giovanni Grancino which was a generous gift front Mrs Christine Dethier.

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