Jonathan Fisher is a pianist of great versatility. He works with instrumentalists, singers and chamber groups, covering a huge spectrum of repertoire from the early baroque to the present day. Awards and successes have included the accompaniment prize in the Patricia Routledge English Song Competition, the Stella Bradford Award for accompaniment (RNCM), and The Bemrose Bursary Award presented by Duffield Music Society. In 2010 Jonathan was a finalist in the Yamaha Birmingham Accompanist of the Year Award, and in 2007 he was made an honorary fellow of The Association of English Singers and Speakers.
Jonathan is a graduate of both The University of Huddersfield and The Royal Northern College of music. His passion lies in making music with other people and this led to him taking the position of Junior Fellow in Accompaniment at the college in 2005. Jonathan has worked with many distinguished and celebrated artists including Lynne Dawson, Anna Stephany, Ann Taylor, Louise Winter, Philip Smith, Atsuku Sahara and Chris Swann. Recent appearances include Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, Liverpool’s Philharmonic hall, Leeds Lieder + festival, Chester Festival, a recital for The Richard Strauss Society in London, and a recital at The Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice. Jonathan is a keen advocate of new music. He has recently given the premier of a new song cycle by John Woolwich, and has appeared with clarinettist Paul Vowles on the Prima Facie label in a recording of Reconciliations by Adam Gorb.
Jonathan is committed to working with the next generation of musicians, this is reflected in the positions he holds at The University of Huddersfield as Pianist-In-Residence, and The Royal Northern College of Music as Staff Pianist. He lives with his wife in south Manchester, and away from music Jonathan enjoys cookery and travelling.