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Jonathan Quaintrell-Evans

Principal, Horn


The Richardson Family Chair

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 Prize.

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, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, and the John Wilson Orchestra and he has also appeared with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

His numerous radio broadcasts have included the BBC National Orchestra of
Wales, the Britten Sinfonia, the BBC Concert Orchestra, and Royal Northern Sinfonia, and he has appeared on recordings from labels including LSO Live, LPO Live, Warner Classics, and Deutsche Grammophon. As a chamber musician he has performed with London Brass, the LSO Wind Ensemble, and frequently with Royal Northern Sinfonia. Jonathan also records albums for Chandos with the Sinfonia of London, under the baton of John Wilson.

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.