BIO

His elegant virtuosity, the way each piece is approached with profound knowledge and the passion with which he plays, makes Jonathan Mesonero an outstanding violinist.

A musician with a clear international vocation, Jonathan has developed a sound solo career, combining classical works with a special interest in contemporary music. His performances at festivals in Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy and Portugal at venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, the Dusseldorf Tonhalle, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Kursaal in San Sebastian and the Euskalduna in Bilbao, confirm Jonathan as a leading figure in the current music scenario.

In line with his comprehensive understanding of music, Jonathan Mesonero, together with his work as a soloist, also has worked as a chamber musician with the Artemis, Casals, Orpheus and Ituriaga quartets and alongside other musicians such as Natalia Prischepenko, Harmut Rohde, Andoni Mercero, Heime Müller and members of the Berlin Philharmonic. What is more, he leads several chamber groups, such as the ArTrio Berlin, with which he was awarded first prize at the Mirabent i Magrans chamber competition.

The quality of his playing is endorsed by awards such as first prize at the Gipuzkoa Violin Competition (won at the age of 15) and recognition from the Fundación Nicanor Zabaleta, Humboldt-Wardwell Stiftung, Artistas Intérpretes o Ejecutantes (AIE), the provincial government of Gipuzkoa, Fundación Kutxa and Jeunesses Muiscales, Germany (DAAD).

He has shared the stage with artists such as Frank Peter Zimmermann, Ivry Gitlis, Gautier Capuçon, Julian Steckel, Natalia Prischepenko and Joaquín Achúcarro amongst others and is a frequent guest of orchestras such as the Berlin Konzerthausorchester, the National Orchestra of Spain, the Galicia Symphony Orchestra and the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra.

Jonathan has recorded for Spanish National Radio, Catalunya Radio and EiTB (Basque radio and television)

After training at prestigious European institutions, Jonathan Mesonero graduated with honours from Musikene (Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco) with Keiko Wataya and from Berlin’s UdK (Universität der Künste) with Latica Honda-Rosenberg. He then went on to take a Master’s at Berlin’s UdK under the guidance of Irene Wilhelmi. One of Raffaela Acella’s most outstanding pupils, he has gone on to further his training under musicians such as Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Pavel Vernikov, Yayoi Toda and Alexander Brusilovsky.

Jonathan plays a Roberto Regazzi 2009 Italian violin, made expressly for him.

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Jonathan does not only demonstrate extraordinary skill as a musician and violinist but also maturity. His sincere dedication and commitment are invaluable to the music community

– Raffaela Acella

Concerts

  • 8 January 2015

    Berlin, Germany

    Hardenbergstraße, KonzertsaalWith Andrei Ionita, Yi-Te Yang, Alexandra PaladiWorks by Hans-Joachim-Koellreuter
  • 5 February 2015

    Berlin, Germany

    Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK)Johann Sebastian Bach, Partita for violin solo No.2 in D Minor BWV 1004
  • 6 February 2015

    Berlin, Germany

    Berliner PhilharmonieSebastian Studnitzky, Memento - Orchestral experience
  • 12 February 2015

    Berlin, Germany

    Hardenbergstraße, KonzertsaalLive recording for Deutschland Radio KulturAndreas Spering, conductor
  • 18 March 2015

    Berlin, Germany

    Gedächtniskirche Kirsche BerlinConcertino in UdK KammerorchesterGeorge Bizet, Symphony in C major
    Felix Mendelssohn, Concerto for violin and orchestra
  • 23 April 2015

    Berlin, Germany

    Landesvertretung Schleswig-HolsteinSebastian Studnitzky, Memento - Experiencia orquestal
  • 30 April 2015

    Berlin, Germany

    Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK)Tomoko Sawano, pianoJohann Sebastian Bach, Ciaccona in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004) BWV.1004
    Richard Strauss, Sonata for violin and piano op. 18
  • 9 May 2015

    Berlin, Germany

    XJAZZ FestivalSebastian Studnitzky, Memento - Orchestral experience
  • 15 May 2015

    Berlin, Germany

    Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK)Tomoko Sawano, pianoRichard Strauss, Sonata for violin and piano op. 18
  • 9 June 2015

    Berlin, Germany

    Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK)Tomoko Sawano, pianoJohann Sebastian Bach, Ciaccona in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004) BWV.1004
    Richard Strauss, Sonata for violin and piano op. 18
    Pablo de Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy for violín and orchestra.
  • 30 June 2015

    Berlin, Germany

    Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK)Johann Sebastian Bach, Partita n.2 for violin solo in D minor BWV. 1004
    Ludwig van Beethoven, Concerto for violin and orchestra in D Major Op. 61
    Niccolò Paganini, Capriccio n. 21
  • 9 July 2015

    Berlin, Germany

    Universität der Künste Berlín (UdK)Johann Sebastian Bach, Partita n.2 for violin solo in D minor BWV. 1004
    Ludwig van Beethoven, Concerto for violin and orchestra in D Major Op. 61
    Niccolò Paganini, Capriccio n. 21
  • 23 July 2015

    Alella, Barcelona, Spain

    Sant Feliu de Alella ChurchMúsics en ResidènciaJohannes Brahms, Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8
    Ludwig van Beethoven, Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20

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  • 24 July 2015

    Alella, Barcelona, Spain

    Can LleonartMúsics en Residència
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  • 25 July 2015

    Alella, Barcelona, Spain

    Sant Feliu de Alella ChurchMúsics en ResidènciaErnst Chausson, Chanson perpétuelle Op. 37
    Krysztof Penderecki, Sextet
    Antonin Dvorak, Quintet with piano n.2 in A Major Op. 81

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  • 29 August 2015

    Irun, Spain

    Quincena Musical de San SebastiánOrchestra: Kamerata OiassoEduard Toldrá, Vistas al mar
    José María Usandizaga, Souvenir for violin and chamber orchestra
    Carlos Guastavino, Tres cantinelas argentinas y romance colastiné
    Astor Piazzolla, Estaciones porteñas (arr. Desyatnikov)
    Alberto Williams, Primera suite arg

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  • 4 October 2015

    Pirmasens, Germany

    Festhalle PrimasensEuroclassic Festival Orchestra, Julian SteckelFelix Mendelssohn, Symphony No.12 in G minor
    Christian Philip Emanuel Bach, Cello Concerto in A Major
    Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, Souvenir de Florence

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  • 9 January 2016

    Irun, Spain

    Centro Cultural AmaiaOrquesta Sinfónica Taupadak, Iker Sánchez, conductorPablo de Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy Op. 25 for violin and orchestra
  • 29 January 2016

    Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

    Teatro Principal of San SebastiánString Orchestra with Gordan Nikolic, concertino.Franz von Biber, La Battaglia
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Divertimento in F Major Kv. 138
    Arthur Honegger, Symphony No. 2 for strings & trumpet ad lib
  • 31 January 2016

    Valladolid, Spain

    Museo Casa de CervantesJonathan Mesonero, violin
    Mercedes Medina, piano
    Works by Schubert, Debussy, Aita Donostia and Sarasate
  • 7 May 2016

    Madrid, Spain

    Ateneo de MadridDuo Sonus Unda
    Raffaela Acella, violín
    Esther Barandiaran, piano
    Bohuslav Martinu, Sonata for two violins and piano h. 213
    Sergei Prokofiev, Sonata for two Violins in C major, Op. 56
    Dimitri Shostakovich, 5 pieces for two violins and piano
    Moritz Moszkowski, Suite for two violins and piano
  • 12 November 2016

    Barcelona, Spain

    Museo Europeo de Arte ModernoDuo Sonus Unda
    Raffaela Acella, violin
    Esther Barandiaran, piano
    Bohuslav Martinu, Sonata for two violins and piano h. 213
    Dimitri Shostakovich, 5 pieces for two violins and piano
    Moritz Moszkowski, Suite for two violins and piano

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  • 18 November 2016

    San Sebastián, Spain

    Centro Cultural AieteWith Mercedes Medina, pianoFranz Schubert, Sonata Op.137 n.1 for violin and piano
    Franz Elgar, Salut d'amour Op.12
    Johannes Brahms, Scherzo for violin and piano
    Gabriel Fauré, Après un rêve
    Béla Bartók, Rumanian folk dances
    Claude Debussy, The girl with the flaxen hair
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  • 8 January 2017

    León, Spain

    Eutherpe Concert Hall LeónJonathan Mesonero, violin
    Mercedes Medina, piano
    Franz Schubert, Sonata Op.137 n.1 for violin and piano
    Franz Elgar, Salut d'amour Op.12
    Johannes Brahms, Scherzo for violin and piano
    Gabriel Fauré, Après un rêve
    Béla Bartók, Rumanian folk dances
    Claude Debussy, The girl with the flaxen hair
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  • 27 January 2017

    Bilbao, Spain

    Teatro ArriagaLos esclavos felicesBilbao Sinfonietta QuartetJuan Crisóstomo Arriaga, String quartet n. 1 in Re minorTickets
  • 6 March 2017

    Sevilla, Spain

    Espacio TurinaTURINAentreFESTIVALESNicolas Dautricourt, violin
  • 22 April 2017

    Madrid, Spain

    Toccata en AJonathan Mesonero, violin
    Mercedes Medina, piano
    Franz Schubert, Sonata Op.137 n.1 for violin and piano
    Franz Elgar, Salut d'amour Op.12
    Johannes Brahms, Scherzo for violin and piano
    Gabriel Fauré, Après un rêve
    Béla Bartók, Rumanian folk dances
    Claude Debussy, The girl with the flaxen hair
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  • 30 April 2017

    Madrid, Spain

    Casa de GranadaJonathan Mesonero, violin
    Mercedes Medina, piano
    Franz Schubert, Sonata Op.137 n.1 for violin and piano
    Franz Elgar, Salut d'amour Op.12
    Johannes Brahms, Scherzo for violin and piano
    Gabriel Fauré, Après un rêve
    Béla Bartók, Rumanian folk dances
    Claude Debussy, The girl with the flaxen hair
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  • 15 July 2017

    Torremocha del Jarama, Madrid

    San Pedro Apóstol Church, 19.30 hClásicos en veranoSolo RecitalJ.S.Bach - Chaconne
    E. Bloch - Suite for violin solo n. 1
    I. Stravinsky - Elegy
    F. Kreisler - Recitativo and Scherzo
    J. Corigliano - The Red violin
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  • 16 July 2017

    Madrid

    Club Matador, 12.30 hJonathan Mesonero, violinJ.S.Bach - Chaconne
    E. Bloch - Suite for violin solo n. 1
    I. Stravinsky - Elegy
    F. Kreisler - Recitativo and Scherzo
    J. Corigliano - The Red violin
  • 22 July 2017

    Aoslos

    San Isidro Church, 20.00 hClásicos en veranoRecital for solo violinJ.S. Bach - Chaconne
    E. Bloch - Suite for violin n. 1
    I. Stravinsky - Elegy
    F. Kreisler - Recitativo and Scherzo
    J. Corigliano - The Red violin
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  • 1 September 2017

    Madrid

    Fundación Olivar de CastillejoNoches en el OlivarJonathan Mesonero, violin
    Mercedes Medina, piano
  • 10 September 2017

    Madrid

    Club MatadorJonathan Mesonero, violin
    Abel Nafee, viola
    Duos for violin and viola; J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, F. Schubert and B. Bartok
  • 10 October 2017

    Barcelona

    Academia de Bellas Artes de Sant Jordi, 20.00 hJonathan Mesonero, violin
    Mercedes Medina, piano
  • 19 November 2017

    Oñate, Spain

    Jonathan Mesonero, violin
    Mercedes Medina, piano
  • 30 November 2017

    Madrid, Spain

    National Archaeological Museum of SpainMusaEJonathan Mesonero, violinSolo Recital
    J.S. Bach, E. Bloch, F. Geminiani, F. Kreisler, J. Corigliano...

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Jonathan Mesonero is a very sensitive musician who approaches musical works with great passion and profound analysis

– Irene Wihelmi

Videos

  • "I was interviewed for Basque television and radio at the San Sebastian Music Fortnight. The interview was brief and relaxed and we spoke of my recital at the musical fortnight, my training and my musical career. The interview was at one of the festival’s most emblematic venues, the Kursaal. As an “aperitif” to the concert I played a few bars from Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane: Raposdie de Concert for violin and piano – truly memorable!

  • "Playing as a soloist with Kamerata Oiasso was a unique experience. I should like to thank the orchestra for their invitation to play such an unusual repertoire. Astor Piazzolla’s Seasons of Buenos Aires, together with the souvenir for violin and orchestra, a work rarely played by José María Usandizaga, was the repertoire chosen for this concert. Because of this, several media wanted to highlight the event and interviewed and recorded me. I have uploaded here some of the videos of the concert.

  • "Short teaser from the concert in Madrid the last month of May. It was amazing to share again a stage with real friends!

  • "Duo Sarasate presents the new presentation video. Here you can know a little bit more about us!

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CONTACT

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Julio Alonso
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