Jonathan Woolgar draws from a wide range of musical experience to create work that is communicative without compromise. His music has been played around the world by performers such as Héloïse WernerOnyx Brass and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, as well as broadcast several times on BBC Radio 3. He is a 2020-21 Royal Philharmonic Society composer, and current projects include a commission for the 2021 Cheltenham Music Festival.

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New recording online: “Cello Messages”

You can now listen to my most recent piece, Cello Messages, online. The 30-minute, five-movement piece was written for cellist Joe Davies and pianist Daniel Chappell and recorded in COVID-safe…

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RPS Composer 2020/21

I am very pleased to announce that I have been selected as a Royal Philharmonic Society Composer for 2020/21. As well as a chamber commission from the Cheltenham Music Festival…

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Lockdown update: Cello Messages

Although it was disappointing for the LSO Panufnik Workshop to have been postponed due to COVID-19, I am pleased to say that I was kept busy in the lockdown by…

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for orchestra

Duration: 4 min. | First perf.: 8th March 2021

Cello Messages

for cello and piano

Duration: 30 min. | First perf.: 16th December 2020


for soprano and piano

Duration: 10 min. | First perf.: 24th October 2019


for soprano, tenor and cello

Duration: 9 min. | First perf.: 23rd May 2019

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