A masterclass with Jonathon Swinard
New College Ante-chapel
This event is free, but is ticketed; please book here:
Masterclass participants: Alexander Gebhard, Emily Gibson, Patrick Keefe, and Indyana Schneider
Conductor and pianist Jonathon Swinard is the Head of Music at Garsington Opera and the Artistic Director of the Scottish Opera Young Company. He studied at St Catherineâ€™s College, Oxford, where he held the NCO RÃ©pÃ©titeur Scholarship, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He began his career at Scottish Opera as the companyâ€™s first Emerging Artist RÃ©pÃ©titeur and also held the Alexander Gibson Choral Conducting Fellowship with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus. From 2014 to 2016 he was Solorepetitor and Kapellmeister at the Staatstheater in Nuremberg where he conducted opera, ballet, and musical theatre. In 2016 he returned to Scottish Opera as Chorus Master and RÃ©pÃ©titeur. He studied conducting with Sian Edwards at Dartington and is the Musical Director of the Helensburgh Oratorio Choir.
Jonathon is a long-standing member of Faculty for both the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto and Lyric Opera Studio Weimar and is a visiting vocal coach at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Academy of Music, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is passionate about the training of young voices and is the Artistic Director of the Alvarez Young Artistsâ€™ Programme at Garsington Opera.