Born in 1988 in Newcastle, Jonathan first studied cello with John Finnon and then with James Craig. Following various successes such as a prize at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, he moved to The Yehudi Menuhin School in 2004, where he currently studies with Thomas Carroll.
He has taken part in master classes or has had lessons from many acclaimed musicians including Melissa Phelps, Pierre Doumenge, Colin Carr, Ferenc Rados, Johannes Goritzki, David Strange, Bernard Greenhouse, Janos Starker and Emma Ferrand. As a soloist and chamber musician he has performed across the United Kingdom, in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room, and also in France, Germany, Austria, Holland and the Czech Republic, including a performance of Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante under Scott Stromann in Spain.
In March 2006 he performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra and later that year he traveled to Japan to give a recital in Hiroshima City. Last year he was awarded a Pierre Fournier Award Grant and the 2006 Guilhermina Suggia Award.