Born in Texas, Jonathan Ware studied at the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School and at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ Berlin where he now teaches. He is sought after as a song accompanist and chamber musician, and recent highlights include recitals with Mojca Erdmann for the Dialogues Festival (Mozarteum Foundation, Salzburg), Benjamin Appl at La Roche, Switzerland and Dame Felicity Lott at the Blain|Southern gallery in London. He has collaborated with Michael Collins, Benjamin Baker, Amy Harman and Peter Moore at venues including the Bath International Festival, Saffron Hall and Wigmore Hall.
Jonathan has won the Pianist’s Prize at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition and Das Lied Competition, as well as 1st Prize in the International Hugo Wolf Competition Stuttgart with baritone Ludwig Mittelhammer. He is also at home in the opera house and has served as repetiteur with Juilliard Opera, New York City Opera, and Oper Frankfurt. Jonathan’s performances have been broadcast on radio across the world as well in the television documentary Speaking with Music.