Newsletter Summer 2017

Brahms Series Latest

Since it's release in the UK in March, Volume 4 has  continued the overwhelming success of the first three  volumes; chosen once again by Gramophone Magazine as  one of their monthly 'Editor's Choice' recordings, and  receiving 5* reviews from major publications around the  world

Read the reviews -here

In their April issue Gramophone Magazine featured Jonathan's exploration of the Ballades Op.10 for their 'Musician and the Score' series.    Read the article in full here

The 5th and final Volume of the series, which will be released early in 2018.

Paderewski Concerto Recording for Warner

In early February Jonathan recorded the Paderewski Piano Concerto, one of his favourite concertos, alongside the Rhapsodie Symphonique for Piano and Orchestra by Sigismund Stojowski.  It will be released on the Warner label in Poland on August 4th, and a month later globally.

New Hyperion Solo Recording

In early September Jonathan returns to the studio in Potton Hall, Suffolk to begin his exploration of the solo piano repertoire of Czech composer Josef Suk for Hyperion Records.

Read all recording reviews here

Concert Reviews
Allerheiligen-Hofkirche, Residenz, Munich, Germany

Jonathan received an unprecedented 2nd invitation to the Residenz in Munich, Germany's unofficial piano capital in April, exactly a year after he made his highly successful debut there. The series featured just six selected pianists from around the world, Marc Andre Hamelin, Andreas Staier, Konstantin Scherbakov, Christian Zacharias and fellow Brit, Benjamin Grosvenor. 

This is what the critic from one of the large national papers had to say:
 "Jedenfalls ist der Carnaval in seiner Vielfalt der Stimmungen und der technischen Herausforderungen eine vollständige pianistische Miniaturwelt. Sie zu interpretieren, die Einzelstücke für sich und das dramaturgisch Ganze, verlangt pianistische Größe. Plowright hat sie."  Süddeutsche Zeitung       

"The Carnaval is a complete pianistic miniature world in its variety of moods and technical challenges. To interpret them, the individual pieces for themselves and the dramaturgical whole, requires pianistic greatness. Plowright has it."
Read the review in full here

   Read all concert reviews here
Coming up....
30th June:  Steinway Artist Masterclass Series,
 Steinway Hall, London

Jonathan has been invited to give one of the first Steinway Artist Masterclasses in this brand new series held at Steinway Hall in London.  Some of the country's finest young pianists are offered the opportunity to participate in classes with Steinway Artists who, alongside their international performing schedules, have also established a reputation as renowned teachers.

More information here:

17th - 23rd August:  International Piano Summer School,
 Chetham's School of Music, Manchester

Jonathan will be amongst the distinguished faculty for the first week of this prestigious international summer school.
Further details can be found here:

22nd August:  Recital, Stoller Hall, Manchester

Jonathan will be giving a recital in the brand new Stoller Hall in Chetham's School of Music during his week at the International Piano Summer School. 

More details here:


I do hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter, but if you would prefer not to receive one in future, please email with the word ‘unsubscribe’ as the subject.  Thank you.

more information:
 follow Jonathan on
 follow Jonathan on