Jon Rattenbury

Jon Rattenbury, M.A. (Music), ATCL

Jon organised the first Brighton & Hove guitar group session in 2010, and has been directing the group ever since. The ensemble has given a number of performances and explored a wide range of repertoire, including Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and various styles of contemporary music.

Jon is an active guitarist and music educator. He has wide experience as a performer, both as soloist and in ensembles, and as a music tutor. He is currently an Associate Lecturer in the music department at the University of Chichester, has worked as a music examiner and for RSL and IBO, and as a music syllabus consultant for ABRSM & RSL.

Jon completed his Masters in music at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has interests in both historical and contemporary musicology. In 2014, the Lute Society published Jon's critical edition of 17th century baroque guitar songs from the library of Samuel Pepys at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Recent performance experience has included concerts and CD recordings with guitarist Brian Ashworth, and recitals with cellist Ivana Peranic. During recent Covid lockdown restrictions, Jon gave a solo online concert playing a variety of fretted instruments, as part of Ensemble Reza’s popular live-streamed recital series.