Jonathan Scott enjoys a hugely varied
performing career on a diverse spectrum of keyboard instruments. In addition
to his career as pianist and organist Jonathan is also a specialist in
the music for the art harmonium and has a busy concert schedule with his
pianist brother, Tom Scott, performing as Scott Brothers Duo.
Born in Manchester, Jonathan studied piano and organ at Chetham's School
of Music before gaining a scholarship on both instruments to attend the
Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). With the aid of a Countess of
Munster Scholarship he was able to continue his studies in USA and Holland.
Jonathan won the coveted Worshipful Company of Musicians WT Best Scholarship
and gold medal, and is a Freeman of The City of London. He has been a
member of the keyboard staff at RNCM since 2001 and is also Associate
Artist of the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester where he gives a series of
popular lunchtime organ recitals which attract audiences approaching 1000.
Jonathans recent performances have included numerous solo recitals
as well as concertos with BBC Philharmonic, Orchestra of Opera North and
Royal Scottish National Orchestra and solo appearances at the BBC proms,
mid-Atlantic performances on Queen Mary 2 and a series of performances
as organ and piano soloist at The Royal Albert Hall, London. His recent
performance of Copland Organ Symphony was broadcast live on BBC Radio
3 and has just been released on the Chandos label. Forthcoming performances
include solo concerto appearances with Hallé Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the premier of a new organ concerto
by Karl Jenkins for the 2017 Hull City of Culture.
In collaboration with his brother, Tom Scott, Jonathan has released several
recordings to great critical acclaim on the Scott Brothers Duo label.
The discs have received wide international airplay, including their own
special editions of BBC Radio 2s The Organist Entertains
and the duos online performance videos have totalled almost 2 million
views. Their latest release is Duos for Piano & Organ II
recorded at the organ of Victoria Hall, Hanley was described by Organists
an intensely musical experience where prodigious technique,
perfect ensemble and consummate musicianship are to the fore. I cannot
commend this CD too highly."