Pianist, Jonathan Delbridge, first became interested in music began at the age of just four when he started piano lessons with his mother. He continued to study under her until he passed his grade 8 exam at the age of fifteen. In December 2004, Jonathan gained the FRSM diploma in piano performing and in July 2005 he also passed the ALCM diploma in jazz piano. He now has a busy career as a freelance soloist and a teacher of piano and organ.
As a pianist, Jonathan has performed at venues throughout the UK including York Minster, Norwich Cathedral, Bradford Cathedral and the Hall for Cornwall. His concerts have included a wide range of music from his own arrangements of jazz standards by Gershwin, Scott Joplin and others to major classical works such as Liszt's B minor Sonata and Mozart's Piano Concerto in A K488 and his improvisations.
Jonathan also began the organ at the age of twelve. He initially taught himself, but went on to have lessons with Gillian Adams. In July 2007 he gained the LTCL recital diploma with distinction. Jonathan has performed with international concert organist Carlo Curley in a concert for two organs and has also been the organist at Truro Cathedral for the BBC Radio Cornwall Christmas Carol Concert.
Jonathan is in great demand as a accompanist. He regularly plays with violinist Jake Loewendahl, forming a “Strings and Ivories” duo and together they have performed works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and more at venues throughout Devon and Cornwall. He has also performed with soprano Suzanne Manuell and the well-known local East Cornwall Bach Choir. Jonathan is also available to accompany for exams and festivals and is the official accompanist for Saltash Music Festival.
In April 2010 Jonathan was appointed as the Musical Director for Keltique. Keltique are an award winning ladies choir who sing a wide repertoire including popular, musicals and jazz. More recently, Rame Peninsula Male Voice Choir appointed Jonathan as their Musical Director in February 2011.
The Album "Tranquillo" features Jonathan playing some of his favourite relaxing pieces of classical piano music including the Moonlight Sonata, La fille aux cheveux de lin and some lyric pieces by Grieg. It also features one of Jonathan's own improvisations which he often includes as part of his concert programmes. To view Jonathan's forthcoming concert dates or see free videos of him playing live visit his website.