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Jonathan Craig

Stratford debut: Viola inFiddler on the Roof. Elsewhere: Jonathan Craig has been principal violist with the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. A prizewinner at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, Jonathan is sought after as both soloist and chamber musician, performing regularly throughout Canada and the United States. He is the principal violist with the Toronto Concert Orchestra and the Grand Salon Orchestra. He has also been an orchestra member of most of the hit Broadway musicals in Toronto, including Les Misérables, The Lion King, The Lord of the Rings and The Sound of Music. Teaching: Jonathan is on faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Community School and the Glenn Gould School, and teaches Grade 6, 7 and 8 strings at the People’s Christian Academy. Training: Jonathan began his musical studies on the violin at the age of six. After two years, at the suggestion of his teacher, the viola was added to his studies; a year later he won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in Hamilton. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance with David Zafer at the University of Toronto, Jonathan received a Master’s in Music Performance degree with Donald McInnes at the University of Southern California.