Aspen Music Festival And School

Jonathan King Back To Performers

Instrumental Focus

  • piano

Celebrated as a “fresh presence,” and “fully alive” (Washington Post), Jonathan King is Associate Conductor for The Washington Chorus and a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland School of Music, where he has served as assistant conductor, chorus master, and junior lecturer with Maryland Opera Studio. King has prepared choirs to work with eminent conductors including Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, and Gianandrea Noseda, and regularly serves as assistant conductor to John Nelson.

As “a deft and sensitive accompanist” (Chicago Tribune), King currently serves as a vocal coach at the Peabody Institute, and has previously appeared as a répétiteur with Opera Saratoga, the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Unlimited Series, and at the Oregon Bach Festival, where he also served as assistant conductor during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. As a collaborative pianist, King has worked closely with celebrated singers including J’Nai Bridges and Will Liverman. As a duo, King and Liverman have recorded with Odradek Records and Deutsche Grammophon, and maintain an active recital schedule. Their album, Whither Must I Wander (Odradek, 2020), was named one of ten “Best Classical Recordings of 2020” by the Chicago Tribune, and received a Critic’s Choice Award by Opera News.

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Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO