Jonathan is a Flautist born and raised in Hong Kong. He has graduated with a first class honor at the Royal College of Music in 2020, studying under Katie Bedford and Sue Thomas, and has previously studied with Gitte Marcusson and Andy Panayi. In 2018, he was unanimously selected as the Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year, and in 2019 he was the winner of the Springboard Concerto Competition open class as well as the Princess Galyani Vadhana International Competition. He has also performed as the soloist with the Lydian Orchestra in 2018.
Jonathan started playing the flute at the age of 6 under Ms Candace Chan, and under Ms Ivy Chuang since the age of 10. He was admitted into the Program for the Musically Gifted at St Paul’s Co-educational College. Jonathan was the principal flautist at both Kei Wan Primary School (Aldrich Bay) Orchestra under the baton of Mr Fung Kai Man, and at St Paul’s Co-educational College Orchester under Ms Carmen Koon. He has competed and performed both as a soloist and with orchestras in the UK, France, Austria, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Japan, Taiwan, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Jonathan received numerous flute solo awards at the Hong Kong Schools Music Festivals, and was granted the Parson’s Music Scholarship for Wind, Brass and Percussion in 2015. Jonathan was awarded Second Prize at the open-class competition at the 9th Singapore Flute Festival 2018, and was a finalist in the 3rd International Berliner Music Competition, the Westbourne Concerto Competition and a semifinalist in the Sir Karl Jenkins Music Trust as well as the Bromsgrove International Music Competition 2019.
Jonathan has performed in various masterclasses globally for Julien Beaudiment, Loic Schneider, Robert Manasse and Adam Walker. He has performed for fund-raising for Education Development Program and at leprosy villages in China. He was the founder and conductor of St Paul’s Co-educational College Flute Choir, and served as a flute coach at the Music Children Foundation Orchestra.