2020 Music Fellow - Jonathan Berkahn, of Wellington
Composer, performer, and educator Jonathan Berkahn is an accompanist, soloist, and chamber musician and an experienced choral conductor – of classical (musically literate) choirs and community groups. He has also been active in many folk/traditional bands – Celtic and Eastern European, the Wellington Irish Sessions and is a ceilidh (dance) caller. He gained a degree in composition from Victoria University, then an honours degree in performance (organ, harpsichord, and fortepiano), then a PhD in musicology.
Jonathan will undertake his Fellowship in Carterton in November 2020, during which time he will perform at two concerts and produce a song cycle based on found Wairarapa texts. He will return to Wairarapa in February or March 2021 to supervise the performance of his composition.
The 2020 Music Fellowship is suppported through the Carterton Creative Communities Scheme and the Cross Creek Blues Club.
For more about Jonathan Berkahn, visit his website.