Royal Northern Sinfonia - Jonathan Quaintrell-Evans
Jonathan Quaintrell-Evans was born in Wiltshire, England, and attended Wells Cathedral School where he learnt with Simon de Souza. He went on to take undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studied with Richard Bissill, David Pyatt, Christopher Parkes, Jonathan Lipton, Jeffrey Bryant and Alec Frank-Gemmill. Gaining first class honours and a distinction respectively, he was also awarded the Sheriff’s Prixe.
As a freelancer, Jonathan plays regularly with the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the John Wilson Orchestra. His numerous radio broadcasts have included the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Britten Sinfonia, and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and he has appeared on recordings with LSO Live and LPO Live labels, Warner Classics, and Deutsche Grammophon. As a chamber musician he has performed with London Brass and toured with the LSO Wind Ensemble.
Jonathan was delighted to be offered the position of Principal Horn with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and joined them permanently at their base at Sage Gateshead, in the autumn of 2018.