Jonathon Winter

Violin, Viola Teacher

Jonathon Winter

SAA Member


Decorah, IA
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A native of the Midwest, violinist Jonathon Winter has performed as soloist, chamber and ensemble musician in concerts and masterclasses across the United States and Germany. Recent highlights include performing the Rite of Spring with the Joffrey Ballet, masterclasses in Minneapolis and Berlin with violinists Henning Kraggerud and Judith Ingolfsson, and his solo debut, performing with the Oneota Valley Orchestra of northeast Iowa. Additionally, Jonathon has worked extensively with artists such as Laura Bossert, Korey Konkol, Kyoko Hashimoto, Patrick Strub, Tanya Remenikova and Csaba Erdélyi. He has also attended the Lutheran Summer Music Academy, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and the Castleman Quartet Program. Equally comfortable as a studio musician, Jonathon has recorded with Jorge Mejia for Sony Music, jazz singer Patti Austin, and has performed with major artists such as Bruce Hornsby, Diane “Deedles” Schuur, Cyrille Aimée, among others.

Also an emerging educator and formally trained as a Suzuki Method teacher, Jonathon has a studio of young violinists ranging from ages 3-12 at the Frost Preparatory Program in Coral Gables, Florida, where he also teaches viola and Suzuki group classes. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota School of Music as a student of Suzuki pioneer Mark Bjork, where his Honors Thesis examined the evolution of Dmitri Shostakovich’s string quartets in an extensive lecture recital. Jonathon currently lives in Miami, Florida, where he is a Henry Mancini Institute Fellow at the University of Miami Frost School of Music and studies with the legendary violinist, Charles Castleman.