Jonathan Stuchbery, guitar
Jonathan is an artist engaged in inspiring and educating audiences as diverse as his musical interests. Whether it be on the classical guitar, electric guitar or lute and period instruments, his performances offer “exciting and technically brilliant” (Marvin Dickau) displays of the wealth of the musical language.
Versatile as a soloist, chamber musician and continuo player, Jonathan frequently distinguishes himself; recently performing as a finalist in the 2017 McGill Concerto competition, and receiving the McGill David Moyse Guitar scholarship in 2017, 2016 and 2015. Solo performances have included concerts with the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble and for the Governor General of Canada. Jonathan has performed widely in Canada and the United States.
He is a founding member of the Cygnus trio (Flute, violin, guitar), which places an emphasis on performing not only in traditional venues, but in reaching out to the community through events such as visits to women’s shelters, house concerts, and children’s programs.
Engaging in the creation and performance of new music is highly important to him, and he has premiered music by Juro Kim Feliz, Brice Gatinet, Charles Zoll, Patrick Walker, Arie van de Ven and Karalyn Schubring.
Jonathan began his classical guitar studies with Selwyn Redivo and received a bachelor of music with a double major in guitar and lute performance at McGill’s Schulich School of Music, and was recognized for outstanding achievement in Lute. He studied with Jérôme Ducharme and Sylvain Bergeron.
Jonathan plays a guitar built by John Park.