About

Jonathan Bradley is one of Australia’s outstanding keyboard players, delighting audiences throughout the world with his artistry as pianist, organist and harpsichordist. He has appeared with some of Australia’s finest orchestras and has been a continuo player with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra on a number of occasions.

Jonathan has been guest soloist with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra in Beethoven’s 4th Concerto and the Choral Fantasy, with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra in Brahms’ 1st Concerto and Beethoven’s 3rd Concerto, with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra in Mozart's Concerto in E flat (K.449) and with the Australian Classical Players in concertos by Mozart and Bach.

Since moving to Perth in 2010 Jonathan has been soloist three times with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra, in Beethoven's 1st and 2nd Piano Concertos and the Poulenc Organ Concerto. In 2016 he performed Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue at the Perth Town Hall with the Oz Big Band, using the rarely-heard original stage band arrangement. He has also appeared as organist with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the West Australian Youth Orchestra.

Jonathan toured mainland China in 2008 performing Beethoven’s 4th Concerto with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra in many venues around the country, including a performance in the Great Hall of the Forbidden City in Beijing. An earlier concerto performance, of Saint-Saëns’ 2nd Concerto, was televised live on Vietnamese television from the Hanoi Opera House. He toured China again in 2013, giving a series of all-Chopin recitals in the concert halls of Hangzhou, Yangzhou and Nanchang.

A regular recitalist on both piano and organ, some of Jonathan’s recent concerts include an all-Chopin recital to a capacity audience at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and organ recitals in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland and St. Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. He has given a Rachmaninov recital for the Melbourne International Festival, and another all-Chopin concert for Independent Classics. While studying at the Moscow Conservatorium, Jonathan was also invited to give a recital of Scriabin’s piano music at the composer’s home, now a museum.

Jonathan has great ability as an accompanist, and some of the groups he has worked with include the Giovanni Consort, the Australian Brandenburg Choir, the Brisbane Chamber Choir, the St. George's Cathedral Choir, the Consort of Melbourne, the Australian Intervarsity Festival Choir, the Australian Boys' Choir, the Melbourne Chorale, the Melbourne University Choral Society, the Australian Catholic University Choir, the Perth Undergraduate Choral Society and the Trinity College Choir (with whom he has toured and made recordings for ABC Classics). He was for 16 years the senior accompanist of the Australian Children’s Choir. Jonathan's 2011 duo concert with violinist Daniel Kossov (former WASO concertmaster) was described by the West Australian as "unquestionably one of the year's highlights."

As one of Australia’s most gifted liturgical organists, Jonathan has performed on the organs of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, St. George's Chapel (Windsor Castle), Bath Abbey, Manchester Cathedral, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral, Salzburg Cathedral, St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh, St. Thomas’ 5th Avenue in New York and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, as well as many other cathedrals throughout Australia and New Zealand.

In 2010, Jonathan accepted the position of School Organist at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, which required him to relocate from Melbourne to Perth. Jonathan and the Chapel Choir have toured the UK, performing Evensong in many important cathedrals around England and Scotland. Jonathan is also on the Keyboard Staff at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, teaching both piano and organ.