Italian-Australian pianist Jonathan Ferrucci has given concerts as a soloist and chamber musician across Europe, Australia and the United States. He has performed in Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall and Milton Court Concert Hall in London, Carnegie Weill Hall in New York and the Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy, among other venues.
Jonathan is a prize winner of numerous competitions, such as the International Bach Competition in Leipzig, the Royal Overseas League, the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition. A Kirckman Society Artist for 2022-23 and Keyboard Trust Artist since 2019, Jonathan’s recent work includes a seven-date tour of the United States, focused around the Goldberg Variations, and concerts in Italy with the Orchestra da Camera di Perugia, playing as a soloist and together with his mentor Angela Hewitt. Other recent concert activity includes a tour of Oregon as “Rising Star”, recitals in Padua for Amici della Musica di Padova (Sala dei Giganti), Vicenza (Teatro Comunale), Florence (British Institute – Lord Acton Library), Perugia for the Trasimeno Music Festival, Rome (Villa Torlonia). Jonathan’s Wigmore debut in 2017 was recorded live and released as a CD.
His recent concerto performances have been with the Orchestra da Camera di Perugia (2023 and 2022), Roma Tre Orchestra (2021) and the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra in Leipzig (2018).
Jonathan’s repertoire ranges from baroque music to contemporary composers. His main focus, however, is J.S. Bach’s: in 2020 he began his study of the Goldberg Variations, and has since performed them in the UK, Italy and the US. As for future projects, his exploration of Bach’s music continues with the complete keyboard Toccatas. Upcoming performances include recitals with the seven Bach Toccatas in Florence and Città della Pieve, and the Goldberg Variations at Kings Place, London, in March 2024.
Born in Florence, Italy, Jonathan studied at the Florence Conservatoire L. Cherubini, where he completed his Bachelor degree with honours, then at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he continued his studies with a Masters, followed by Artist Diploma and a one year Artist Fellowship. Along the way, his studies have been supported through scholarships and grants by the Leverhulme Trust, Jessie Wakefield Award, Guildhall School Trust, Tait Memorial Trust and Kirckman Society.
In addition to his training with Giovanni Carmassi in Florence, and Joan Havill at the Guildhall School in London, his artistic sensitivity has been profoundly influenced by Angela Hewitt, with whom he has worked since 2014, and by his studies with Robert Levin, Aldo Ciccolini, and Zhu Xiao-Mei. His journey has been inspired along the way by masterclasses with Murray Perahia, Richard Goode, Christian Zacharias, Dmitri Bashkirov and Peter Frankl.
Parallel to his time spent at the piano, Jonathan is a dedicated Ashtanga Yoga practitioner. He considers Yoga integral to his work as a musician and essential in life.