Jonathan Salamon is a pianist, harpsichordist, and composer based in New York, NY. He has performed at festivals in the U.S. and abroad including the American Bach Soloists Academy, San Francisco; Tafelmusik Winter Institute, Toronto; and the Virtuoso & Bel Canto Festival in Lucca, Italy. A recipient of a 2020-2021 Fulbright Award to Amsterdam, Jonathan performed and conducted research while working with historical performance specialists at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Jonathan was a prizewinner at the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition at the 44th edition of the Festival International de Musique Baroque de Lamèque, Canada. In the spring of 2020, he became the Principal Keyboardist of the Chamber Orchestra of New York; in November 2021, he will make his debut with the Orchestra at Carnegie Weill Hall.
A passionate educator and scholar, Jonathan taught secondary lessons during his graduate studies at Yale and has presented lectures and lecture-recitals at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, Harvard’s Graduate Music Forum, for the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, the American Handel Society, and at the joint conference between the American Bach Society/Mozart Society of America, among others. He is committed to supporting early music communities in North America and from 2019-2021 served as a member of Early Music America’s Emerging Professional Leadership Council. Jonathan has taught privately for over 10 years and enjoys teaching a range of styles, as well as music theory, composition, improvisation, and keyboard skills.
Jonathan was born in New York City and grew up in Rowayton, Connecticut. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance cum laude from NYU, studying with Seymour Bernstein. He also holds a Master of Music degree in Harpsichord Performance and Early Music from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Arthur Haas, and is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at Yale.