Jennings-Leathwood Duo: bio and repertoire

Jennings-Leathwood Duo bio and repertoire
Jonathan Leathwood is one of the few guitarists to perform on six-string and ten-string guitars, mixing modern and traditional works in his innovative programs. His last London concert led Classical Guitar to call him “a genius”; the Musical Times of London has written of his “remarkable talent and singular artistry,” while Fabio Zanon wrote in Violão Intercambio that “he has to be seen to be believed.” Equally known as a collaborator with both performers and composers, Jonathan Leathwood has recorded two albums with the legendary flutist William Bennett, and recorded and broadcast with elite cellists Rohan de Saram and Steven Isserlis. His commissions from composers such as Param Vir, Stephen Goss, Robert Keeley and Chris Malloy have pushed the boundaries of both six- and ten-string guitars. His recordings of Goss, Dodgson and Malloy are available on the Cadenza label, with recordings of Ohana planned for the future.

Jonathan Leathwood writes and lectures on a range of topics from Bach to Elliott Carter. In 2001 he conceived and edited Guitar Forum, a new scholarly journal for the classical guitar published in the United Kingdom. Jonathan teaches at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Sample Programs

Of Mountains, Sea, Snow and Fire
Coste, Le Montagnard
Tower, Snow Dreams
Goss, From Honey to Ashes
Takemitsu, Toward the Sea
Rochberg, Muse of Fire
Beaser, 4 Mountain Songs

Virtuoso Music for Flute and Guitar
Coste, Le Montagnard
Poulenc, Mouvements Perpetuels
Poulenc, Caprice Italien
Beaser, 4 Mountain Songs
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Sonatina
Piazzolla, Histoire du Tango

Songs and Dances from the New Village
Mompou, Song and Dance (transcribed from piano)
Goss, First Milonga, Last Tango
Bogdanovic, Songs and Dances from the New Village
Biberian, Folklore II
Beaser, Mountain Songs

updated: 3 years ago