… just some of the orchestras who have booked Morgensterns clients during the past year.
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Jonathan Parkin (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass, Clarinet Eflat) Profile

Also: Basset Horn 

Jonathan's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, Chameleon Arts Orchestra, Heritage Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozart Festival Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Worthing Symphony Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National Ballet, English National Opera Orchestra, Opera North Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Welsh National Opera Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aurora Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, London Chamber Orchestra, London Musical Arts Orchestra (LMA Orchestra), London Sinfonietta, Reigate & Redhill Choral Society, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sinfonia Cymru, Thames Chamber Orchestra.
  • Shows: Les Miserables.
  • Sessions: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Education Work: City of London Sinfonia Education.

other items of interest …

Training orchestras/programmes

  • London Philharmonic 'Foyle Future Firsts' scheme - clarinettist, 2007-8 season.
  • Side-by-side sessions/training with LSO and BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Southbank Sinfonia side-by-side project
  • Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra - guest principal

Jonathan Parkin has rapidly established himself as one of the up-and-coming clarinettists of his generation. Equally at home as the soloist, chamber music player and orchestral musician, he leads a busy and exciting schedule as a London freelance clarinettist.

Since graduating from the Royal College of Music in 2009, Jonathan has enjoyed an increasingly flourishing orchestral career. He has held recent section principal clarinet trials with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Welsh National Opera and the City of London Sinfonia. He appears regularly as guest principal clarinet with the London Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, and the London Concert Orchestra, and has also played principal clarinet with the Aurora Orchestra and English National Opera.

In addition to these orchestras, Jonathan works regularly in the clarinet sections of the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, and for the west end show Les Miserables.

Jonathan studied with Richard Hosford and Robert Hill whilst at the RCM in London. Whilst there, he won a place onto the LPO Future First scheme and, immediately after graduating, he held the position of Co-Principal clarinet with Southbank Sinfonia. Jonathan has performed in concerts broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and in such venues as the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, St. Martin in the Fields and the Sage Gateshead, as well as countless prestigious venues overseas.

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

  • Trials
  • BBC Concert Orchestra Section Principal Clarinet Trial (October 2017 - February 2019); Guest Principal (2019-present)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra 2nd clarinet & E flat clarinet (2018 - present; current 2nd clarinet trial)
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Section Principal Clarinet Trial (December 2018 - Jan 2020)
  • City of London Sinfonia Section Leader Clarinet Trial (May 2014 -Sept 2015). Regular Guest Principal since then. Includes principal clarinet at Opera Holland Park 2014 - 2019.
  • English National Opera Guest Principal Clarinet (Autumn 2013 - 2015), Trial for Co-Principal Clarinet & Eflat (2010 - 2014)
  • Opera North Trial for No.2 with Eflat & bass (2012-2013)
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia 2nd clarinet trial (2008-2009)
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia Section Principal Clarinet Trial (May 2017 - July 2018)
  • RPO 2nd clarinet/E flat clarinet trial (2015 - 2016)
  • Welsh National Opera Section Principal Clarinet Trial (May 2018 - Spring 2019)

  • Principal Clarinet
  • Aurora Orchestra Guest Principal at Grange Festival Opera (2017)
  • BBC Concert Orchestra Section Principal Clarinet Trial (October 2017 - February 2019); Guest Principal (2019-present)
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Section Principal Clarinet Trial (December 2018 - Jan 2020)
  • City of London Sinfonia Section Leader Clarinet Trial (May 2014 -Sept 2015). Regular Guest Principal since then. Includes principal clarinet at Opera Holland Park 2014 - 2019.
  • English National Ballet Guest principal clarinet (October 2015 - present)
  • English National Opera Guest Principal Clarinet (Autumn 2013 - 2015), Trial for Co-Principal Clarinet & Eflat (2010 - 2014)
  • English Philharmonic Principal Clarinet (2009 - 2014)
  • LMA Orchestra Guest Principal (2011/2012)
  • London Chamber Orch. Guest Principal Clarinet (Aug 2016 - present)
  • London Concert Orch. Guest Principal (December 2014 - present)
  • Musique Cordiale Principal Clarinet (2013, 2010)
  • National Sym. Orch. Guest Principal (2010 - 2013)
  • New European Ensemble Guest Principal Clarinet (2011- 2016)
  • New London Orchestra Guest Principal Clarinet (2019)
  • Royal Ballet Sinfonia Guest principal clarinet (Autumn 2016 - present)
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia Section Principal Clarinet Trial (May 2017 - July 2018)
  • RPO & RPCO Guest Principal Clarinet (2014 - present)
  • Southern Sinfonia Guest Principal Clarinet (2010)
  • The Senesino Players Principal Clarinet (2010 - 2016), concerts and recordings
  • Welsh National Opera Section Principal Clarinet Trial (May 2018 - Spring 2019)
  • Worthing Sym. Orch. Guest Principal Clarinet (2017 & 2018)

  • Section Work
  • Aurora Orchestra 2nd clarinet, since 2017
  • BBC Concert Orchestra 2nd clarinet, E flat clarinet, bass clarinet 2015- 2017
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra 2nd clarinet & E flat clarinet (2018 - present; current 2nd clarinet trial)
  • English National Ballet 2nd clarinet & bass clarinet (since 2015)
  • John Wilson Orchestra Session work (2011)
  • London Chamber Orch. 2nd clarinet since 2013
  • London Philharmonic Orch. 2nd clarinet (Dec 2015)
  • London Sinfonietta 2nd clarinet & bass clarinet (2011 - present)
  • Opera North Trial for No.2 with Eflat & bass (2012-2013)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra Clarinet, E flat clarinet, bass clarinet (2010 to present)
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia 2nd clarinet (2009 - 2016)
  • Royal Opera House Sub-principal clarinet, E flat clarinet, bass clarinet (Autumn 2016 - present)
  • RPO/RPCO 2nd clarinet/E flat clarinet trial (2015 - 2016)
  • Welsh National Opera Bass clarinet (Autumn 2017)

  • Shows
  • Les Miserables Orchestra Clarinet/bass clarinet/E flat clarinet (Summer 2014-present)

  • Training Orchestras
  • Firebird Orchestra Guest Principal Clarinet (2012/2013)
  • LPO Future First Position held 2007-2008
  • Sinfonia Cymru Principal Clarinet (summer/autumn 2013)
  • Southbank Sinfonia Co-Principal Clarinet - position held 2010

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

Royal College of Music (BMus Hons 1st class 2003-2007, MMus Distinction 2007-2009)

Prizes and Awards

  • Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition (ROSL) - wind finalist 2011
  • TWIYCA (Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition) - 2nd Prize (wind) and concert finalist
  • RCM Clarinet Prize - Winner 2009
  • 18th Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition - Finalist 2007
  • MBF Education Award
  • Craxton Memorial Trust Scholarship Award
  • RCM Wilkins-Mackerras Scholarship
  • HR Taylor-Trust Scholarship
  • Supported by Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2007-9

TeachersRobert Hill, Richard Hosford, Barnaby Robson, George MacDonald

Jonathan joined Morgensterns in February 2011

Jonathan's web profile was last updated 26th Sep 2020

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Jonathan Parkin (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass, Clarinet Eflat) Profile

Also: Basset Horn 

As a soloist, Jonathan Parkin has played at countless London venues and for various music clubs in the UK, often with his duo partner, pianist Sebastian Stanley. In 2012, the duo was contracted by EMEC Records to record its first solo album, which is now commercially available. Jonathan has performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Orpheus Sinfonia on three occasions.

Whilst a student, he won the RCM Clarinet Prize, he performed in the concert final of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition, winning 2nd Prize, and was selected as a finalist in the Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition. Soon after graduating from the RCM, he was a wind finalist in the Royal Overseas League Music Competition.

A passionate chamber musician, Jonathan is an artistic director for Clapham Chamber Concerts, performing regularly in the series. In addition to his duo work with pianist Sebastian Stanley (a collaboration of more than ten years), highlights of his chamber music activity include a Wigmore Hall performance of Mozart's Wind Serenade in E flat, and collaborations with the award-winning Cavaleri String Quartet, Piatti Quartet and Pavao Quartet.

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Jonathan Parkin (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass, Clarinet Eflat) Profile

Also: Basset Horn 

Education/Outreach experience

Since graduating, Jonathan has worked for the education departments of many UK orchestras, including the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, London Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and Southbank Sinfonia. This work ranges from giving instrument taster sessions, to giving workshops in schools and taking part in side-by-side sessions with students. In summer 2020, he was invited to join the London Chamber Orchestra's Music Junction team as their official Music Junction clarinettist.

Jonathan has been a regular wind tutor for the National Orchestra For All (NOFA) since 2012, leading wind sectional rehearsals and coaching and conducting ensembles.

In addition to teaching privately and in schools, to all ages and abilities, he has been a regular deputy teacher at the junior department of the Royal Academy of Music since 2018.

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Jonathan Parkin (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass, Clarinet Eflat) Profile

Also: Basset Horn 

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If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
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