Jonathan Kane, viola, music theory

Composer Jonathan Kane is a composer and violist from Newington,
Connecticut. He began his musical studies at age seven with violin
lessons at the Hartt School Community Division at the University of
Hartford. He continued at the Hartt School until graduating high
school, also taking lessons in composition, viola, and music theory,
as well as playing in the Connecticut Youth Symphony. Jonathan
attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, as well
as Eastman’s “parent” institution, the University of Rochester,
getting a Bachelor of Music in Composition, and a Bachelor of Science
in Mathematics. Since graduating, he has performed with the
Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and taught viola and music
theory, as well as continuing to compose, arrange, and perform
elsewhere. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in composition
at the Boston Conservatory. Jonathan has written commissioned pieces
for the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet and for Connecticut
Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, which premiered his orchestral work Shesh
in 2017. His musical style brings together diverse influences,
including the music of past composers such as Bach, Debussy,
Shostakovich, and Hindemith, but also living composers such as Sofia
Gubaidulina.

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