Jonathan Preiss

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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 both publication and live performance. Publication work has included transcribing and arranging for songbooks such as Sting's "Songs from the Labyrinth" (Wise Music/Music Sales) and specialist guitar arranging projects such as Short Classical Guitar Pieces (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 and Michael Ball, 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 credits include London Philharmonic Orchestra [Lord of the Rings live, Royal Albert Hall 2009], Warehouse Ensemble [Boulez in Birmingham 2008] and Zorro the Musical [Garrick Theatre, London 2008]. 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.

Score catalogue

Bagatelle No.9 Op.119 - Duet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
La Charolaise - Duet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Walzer (from Lyric Pieces, Op.12) - Duet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Menuet - Duet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Matuto - Trio of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Odeon - Trio of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - from Cavalleria Rusticana - Quartet of Classical Guitars [notation]
Orchestral Suite No.3 BWV 1068 - Quartet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
The Star-Spangled Banner - National Anthem of the United States of America - Orchestra
Ave Maria - Large mixed ensemble