Jonathan Storer was born in London and received his musical education at the Royal Academy of Music, as a scholar to Chetham’s School of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Freiburger Hochschule for Darstellende Kunst, from which he holds the esteemed Solistendiplom.
Jonathan has held permanent posts with the Freiburg Opera, co-leading Augsburg Symphony Orchestra and as principal 1st violin with the Royal Northern Sinfonia (Gateshead).
He has performed as a chamber musician and orchestral leader with some of the great names of classical music, including: Maurice Borgue, Thomas Zehetmair, Simon Mulligan, Jean-Bernard Pommier, John Wilson and Andriss Nelsons, and has worked as a guest with many orchestras as a leader, including Solingen Symphony, Nürnberg Symphony, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Heidelberg Chamber Orchestra (where he worked as leader, soloist and director for more than 700 concerts), and section leader with the City of Birmingham Symphony and BBC Scottish and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras.
During his time in Newcastle Jonathan became interested in teaching and accepted positions at Newcastle University and the Music Education Centre, Gateshead. This new passion precipitated a move to Trinidad, where he was named assistant Professor of violin at the Academy for Performing Arts, University of Trinidad and Tobago in 2009. Whilst there, he also co-created the Campus Concert Series, performing as leader in over 80 of the 100 plus concerts that he helped programme, fund and organise.
Since returning to England in 2015, Jonathan has worked as a member of the English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, co-leader of Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Principal 2nd violin with the English Symphony Orchestra and as soloist with the London Concertante. He recently performed as guest leader of the Western Australia Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to his orchestral work, Jonathan has performed solo recitals, introducing two world premieres (one, a birthday gift from esteemed composer, Simon Wills) to the London and Devonian public.
Jonathan is a passionate advocate of bringing benchmark performances of classical masterworks to the broadest possible audience and has performed over 300 hours as part of his Street Solo project on the streets and train terminals of London, Exeter and the South West.
Jonathan has performed on instruments repaired, adjusted and optimized exclusively by Paul Parsons for the past 17 years.