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Film, Television and Radio

2015 - Mercedes Benz 10 DVD film series: Casei Media - Composer

2010 - 16 Music Revolution Online Music Publishers - Composer

2010 - 16 Tree of Arts Online Music Publishers – Composer

2006 - Drama Series: Großstadt Revier NDR Hamburg - Session Keyboards

2003 - Drama Series:Tatort ARD Hamburg - Session Keyboards

2004 - Welt Spiegel Documentary: ARD Hamburg – Composer

2003 - Welt Bilder Documentary: NDR Hamburg - Composer

2001- Absolute Das Leben: ARD Hamburg - Composer

1998 - Sontakte Live Radio: NDR Hamburg - Musical Director, Arranger

1997 - Advertising Jingles: Capital Radio - Session Keyboards

1990 - Falabalam Childrens Program: HTV. Wales - Musical Director, Composer

1998 - Advertising Jingles: BRMB Radio - Session Keyboards

1996 - Music Library: LWT London – Composer

1985 - 90 Light Entertainment Shows: HTV. Wales - Session Keyboards

 

Education

Leeds College of Music

Birmingham Conservatoire: Graduate Course GBSM ABSM ARCM

The vision, emotion and energy of music has been Jon's lifelong love and fascination. From the age of 11, his main interest and focus was playing, composing, recording and discovering the world of music. He left school to study at the Leeds College of Music which offered the first jazz course in the UK, and afterwards graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire having studied composition, conducting and piano with the renowned concert pianist Frank Wibaut. He also attended jazz courses privileged to study with the outstanding jazz pianists John Taylor and Gordon Beck.

He was always drawn to the diversity of music found in theatre, TV and film and directly after graduating in 1980, Jon served as Musical Director and Composer for the Birmingham Repertory Company. Productions included the play ‘The Triumph of Death’ in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company for which he composed his first soundtrack. Throughout that decade he composed for modern ballet, theatre and television productions in the UK. As a pianist and keyboard player he played countless gigs, orchestral concerts and tours throughout Great Britain and abroad, and as a studio musician for radio, T.V. and commercial recordings.
 

In 1991 Jon moved to Hamburg and has since then conducted or played keyboards for many of the major Musicals in Germany including Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Fosse, Mamma Mia, Lion King and Sister Act.

Jon has arranged and orchestrated music for many concerts, events and Musical productions. In 2016 he arranged songs for the Young Voices concert involving 6000 children in the Barcleycard Arena in Hamburg. He also arranged the music for the impressive and emotional multi cultural 2016 Music Rocks concerts in Hamburg for a Choir of about 80 singers, the European Chamber Orchestra plus Band. Other credits include music for the The Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Ingo Metzmacher, the Water CircusCrescendo’ for Paris Euro Disney and the Musical Teddy’, which was a commission from the Steiff Company.


Amongst his compositions is a Piano Concerto, 'Through A Passage Of Time' and the Musical The Garden Behind the Moon’ which was staged with great success in Canada in 2004. 'Celtic Journey', for solo violin and orchestra was premiered in 2016 at the British Flair open air Proms Concert in Hamburg. For television he has written music for HTV and LWT in the UK, and NDR, NTV and ARD in Germany.

He has also composed many production music tracks for media published and sold world wide by Music Revolution, Roba and Tree Of Arts Music Publishers.

In his studio he prepares, records and produces music for solo artists, musical events, TV and film productions working in association with many composers, producers and larger recording studios.With an ever growing network of musicians in Germany, U.K. and America it's possible to bring together a complete spectrum of talents for all types of projects.

Jon is an accomplished and renowned accompanist, vocal coach and Musical Director at leading Musical Schools in Germany including the Joop van der Ende Acadamy, the Stage School in Hamburg and The Folkwang Musik Schule in Essen, as well as many workshops, masterclasses and theatre projects..

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Musicals, Shows and Events

Arranging and composition

2015-17 - Britsh Flair Proms Concert, Hamburg - Composer, Arranger

2016 - 24 Hour Musicai: Musical Creations-Composer

2016 - Music Rocks! 2015, 2016: Choir & Orchestra Concerts - Arranger

2016 - Young Voices: 6000 strong childrens choir – Arranger

2004 -Teddy: Steiff GmbH, Munich - Arranger, Musical Director

2002 -The Twits: Belgrade Theatre UK Tour - Arranger, Studio Production

2000 -The Garden Behind the Moon: Makana Productions – Composer, Studio Production

1997 - Crescend’O: Paris, Cirque d’Hiver, Euro Disney - Arranger, Studio Production

1988 - Mother Goose: Torch Theatre, Milford Haven - Arranger, Musical Director

1988 - Forgiven Souls: Gwent Ballet Theatre, Wales - Composer

1985 -The Snow Queen: Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Arranger, Musical Director

1982 - The Triumph of Death: Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Composer

1980 - The Ghosts of Riddle-me Heights: Birmingham Rep. – Composer, Musical Director

 

Musical directon and performance

2017 - Chicago: Stage School Hamburg - Pianist, Musical Director

2016 - 42nd Street: Stage School Hamburg - Associate Musical Director

2015 - Cats: Tecklenburg Freilichtspiel - Ass. Musical Director

2014 -Sunset Boulevade: Tecklenburg Freilichtspiel - Ass. Musical Director

2014 -Aida Cruises- Musical Director

2014 -24 Hour Musical: Musical Creations - Musical Director

2014 -17 Das Wunder Von Bern: Stage Entertainment-Keyboards

2013 - Der Graf Von Monte Christo: Tecklenburg Freilichtspiel - Ass. Musical Director

2012 - Marie Antoinette: Tecklenburg Freilichtspiel - Ass. Musical Director

2011- Sister Act: Stage Entertainment - Keyboards

2011- Crazy for You: Tecklenburg Freilichtspiel - Ass. Musical Director

2010 - West Side Story: Tecklenburg Freilichtspiel - Ass. Musical Director

2009 - Still Friends: German Tour - Arranger, Musical Director

2009 - Evita: Tecklenburg Freilichtspiel - Ass. Musical Director

2008 - present-Lion King: Stage Entertainment - Keyboards

2008 - Footloose: Tecklenburg Freilichtspiel - Keyboards

2007 - Mozart: Tecklenburg Freilichtspiel - Ass. Musical Director

2006 - Jeckyl and Hyde: Tecklenburg Freilichtspiel - Ass. Musical Director

2005 - Marie Antoinette: Bremen Musical Theater - Keyboards

2004 - Mamma Mia: Stage Entertainment, Hamburg, Stuttgart - Conductor, Keyboards

2004 - Fosse: European and Japanese Tour - Ass. Musical Director

2004 - Dance of the Vampire: Stage Entertainment - Keyboards

2003 - Bonnie and Clyde: German Tour - Musical Director

2001- The Rat Pack: European Tour - Keyboards

1998 - Die Schöne Und Das Biest European Tour - Keyboards

1996 - Grease: Delphi Theater, Hamburg - Musical Director

1994 - Stella Musical Tour: German Tour - Conductor, Keyboards

1992-2000 - Cats: Stage Entertainment Hamburg, Berlin - Ass. M.D, Keyboards

1992-3 - Phantom of the Opera: Stage Entertainment- Keyboards

1989 - West Side Story: Angles Theatre, Wisbech - Musical Director

 

Teaching Work

Joop Van Den Ende Academy: Accompanist, Vocal Coach

Hamburg School Of Entertainment: Vocal Coach, Musical Director

Hamburg Stage School: Accompanist, Vocal Coach

Folkwang Schule, Essen: Accompanist, Vocal Coach

Workshops and Master Classes for Complete Vocal Technique, Musical Creations

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