Jonathan Raine was born in Southend-on-Sea in February 1981 and currently works as a Financial Analyst in the City of London. He has a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick but has always retained a healthy interest in music, taking up the flute at the age of 6 and, four years later, the violin. It was around this time that he began to pursue composition and, in 1995, his music was given its first public performance.
To date, Jonathan's composition career has included two performances of his Concerto for Flute and Orchestra - written in occasion of his last ever concert at his secondary school - and numerous opportunities to showcase other smaller works and arrangements. He has also taken part in a Composing for Film project with SPMN and Debbie Wiseman, while his concert overture 'Jubilations' was performed and recorded in a repertoire session with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in 1999.
Much of Jonathan's music predates his use of Sibelius and, therefore, is not available for inclusion on this site. Please feel free to contact him about his other major works that do not appear here, which include:
- Jubilations (1998) for Orchestra [8'; 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, Timp+4, 2Hp, Strings]
- Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (1998) [20'; 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, Timp+2, Strings]
- Wolf Dreams (2003), a Symphonic Fantasy for Orchestra [30'; 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, Timp+5, 2Hp, Pno/Cel, Strings]
Jonathan has never received any formal training in either composition or orchestration. He tends to base his music around themes with rhythmic motifs and a strong melodic element, and retains a strong belief that his music and, indeed, new music in general should be able to be enjoyed by any ordinary member of the public listening to it for the first time.