Jonathan Gooing joined BGU in 2004 as Senior Lecturer in Music and has was from 2014-2017 Academic Coordinator and Programme Leader for Music. He gained his first degree and Master's from the University of Sheffield where he was awarded the Sir Thomas Beecham Music Scholarship, the Julian Payne Scholarship, the final year recital prize and the piano accompaniment award. Jonathan also won the ISM/Yamaha Birmingham Accompanist of the Year award in 1999. He is currently undertaking PhD research into Historical Performance Practices in Chamber Music with Piano at the University of Huddersfield. Jonathan has extensive teaching experience in Higher Education, with posts concurrent with his work at BGU at Leeds College of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, where he is a Staff Pianist.
In addition to his work in academia, Jonathan is also a busy freelance performing musician and regularly gives concerts and recitals throughout the country as a piano accompanist, particularly with the soprano Clare Wheat (Gooing); as a piano soloist and chamber musician. A CD featuring Jonathan playing a historic Erard piano with flautist Dr. Martyn Shaw on the Omnibus Classics label was released in 2016. Another commercial recording of Brahms Viola and Piano Sonatas with long-standing duo partner Dr. David Milsom is also due for release soon. Jonathan is also an organist and can be heard playing the organ in Lincoln Cathedral at BGU events such as the Advent Service, Matriculation and Graduation ceremonies. Jonathan is also the director of the Chapel Choir at BGU.
Performance Practices in Schubert’s Winterreise
Performance Practices in Chamber Music with Piano (ongoing)
Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians
Association of English Singers and Speakers
CD recording ‘The Nicholsonian Effect’ Omnibus Classics CC5009 2016