Jonathan Preiss trained in classical and jazz guitar at Leeds College
of Music, and in classical guitar and composition at Trinity College
of Music, London.
As copyist and arranger Jonathan has worked on a number of major
projects for recording, publication and live performance. Publication
work has included transcribing, arranging and typesetting for songbooks
such as Sting's "Songs from the Labyrinth" (Wise Music/Music Sales)
and specialist guitar arranging and typesetting projects such as
Short Classical Guitar Pieces (Camden Music for Chester Music).
Jonathan's experience in music preparation, copying, arranging
and orchestrating for live performance includes work for major artists
including the British Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Ball, Aled Jones and Katie Melua, and
for events including the BBC Proms and Hampton Court Festival.
Also a tremendously versatile guitarist and composer, he is equally
at home performing music from the classical guitar repertoire, playing
Brazilian music, jazz, avant-garde chamber music, musical theatre
or baroque concertos.
As a performer his live credits include London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Lord of the Rings Symphony, Royal Albert Hall 2004], Warehouse
Ensemble [Boulez in Birmingham 2008] and Zorro the Musical [Garrick
Theatre, London 2008]. Broadcast credits include BBC Radio 2's "Friday Night Is Music Night". Recording credits include Aled Jones' The
Christmas Album, a duo album with BBC Young Tradition award winner
Luke Daniels and two albums with Brazilian group Caratinga.