Samling Showcase Artist Profile: Jonathan Ware

Samling Artist, pianist Jonathan Ware, took part in Samling Artist Programme in 2013.

With only two days to go until the Samling Showcase at Wigmore Hall​, today sees our final profile of the Samling Artists who are taking part – YCAT Artist, pianist Jonathan Ware.

Jonathan studied at the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School and the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin. He won 1st Prize at the 2014 Stuttgart Song Competition with baritone Ludwig Mittelhammer. You can read more about Jonathan on his YCAT page.

His recent reviews have said:
“How Ware forms words into the keys in his piano preludes and (especially) postludes, how his fine sound positively creeps into the words, and how he, for instance, advances the strophic and musical dénouement in Goethe’s “Ganymed”: This is thrilling sorcery. A great future is wished to the duo, and as broad an audience as possible.”
Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Internertionale Hugo Wolf Akademie / October 2015

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“Jonathan Ware showed himself as the best text painter among the keyboard artists, and he fitted excellently with the extroverted and highly theatrical baritone Ludwig Mittelhammer, who made a small drama from each song.”
Stuttgarter Nachrichten / International Hugo Wolf Competition 2014 Stuttgart

You can see Jonathan in performance here with Ludwig Mittelhammer (with whom he received the first prize at the Hugo Wolf International Song Competition in 2014) and here with another Samling Artist, soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon, at The International Meistersinger Akademie.

There are still some tickets available for the Samling Showcase on 4th November from Wigmore Hall. Online:  www.wigmore-hall.org.uk or by calling: 020 7935 2141.