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Jonathan Hollick wearing a suit and holding a gold trombone.

Jonathan Hollick


Member since 2023

I think what made me want to pursue it as a career was going to hear great brass bands around the country, and listening to what top music-making can sound like. It inspired me to take things further and study at music college.

Jonathan grew up in Plymouth, Devon where he started playing the trombone at the age of 13. He played in his father’s youth brass band for the majority of his childhood as well as playing for bands down in Cornwall. In 2011, Jonathan began his studies at the Royal College of Music, where he spent six years learning from Byron Fulcher, Lindsay Shilling and Amos Miller.

Towards the end of his studies, Jonathan started freelancing with most of the orchestras around the UK. Within six months of graduating, he was offered the Principal Second Trombone chair in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and spent five years playing concerts around Europe and Japan, as well as being a regular performer at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms. He joined the LSO in 2023.

Jonathan is a keen educator; in 2022, he became a Professor of Trombone at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Looking ahead to his time with the LSO, Jonathan is really looking forward to performing all around the world with the Orchestra.