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Jonathan Simmons

Dr. Jonathan Simmons holds a DMA from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro (UNCG) where he studied with Dr. Alex Ezerman. An international performer, Jonathan has performed at the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival in South Africa. As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras in Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina including in the Greenville, SC, Peace Center, and Powell Hall at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Jonathan is a two-time prize winner in the Tennessee Cello Workshop Competition and was also the winner of the 45th Annual Ruth Kern Young Artists Concerto Competition in Atlanta. He frequently performs across the southeast including at the Sigal Music Museum, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center and the Bo Bartlett Center.

Jonathan has performed with the Greenville Symphony, the Greensboro Symphony, the Columbus (GA) Symphony, and the Charleston Symphony. He has collaborated in recital with such musicians as pianist Alexey Trushechkin, first prize winner of the 2019 Liszt International Piano Competition. His teachers include Dr. Yuriy Leonovich and international soloist Wendy Warner. As a passionate teacher, Jonathan has experience teaching live and online lessons to students as far away as Australia. To connect with Jonathan, visit his website.