29/07/2013 | Great Counterpoint Review for RTE Lyric FM
Paddy Kehoe has reviewed my album, Counterpoint, for RTE Lyric FM in Dublin. In it he describes my version of Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint as a “masterful interpretation [which] suitably highlights that lyrical side in the opening bars, before proceeding merrily on through the repetitive, music-box perkiness of the work, which swells and diminishes polyphonically throughout.”
01/07/2013 | Counterpoint Album Released on Ergodos Records
My first solo album has been released on Ergodos Records! The three-track disc features Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly’s Another Country, as well as a transcription of Bach’s Sarabandefrom Partita No. 2 in D Minor.
04/06/2013 | Culture File Interview on RTE Lyric FM
As part of the build-up to my upcoming concerto performance in Dublin, RTE Lyric FM has broadcast an interview in which I talk about Mozart, the basset clarinet, and my late teacher/mentor, Alan Hacker. To listen, click here
30/05/2013 | Interview in the Journal of Music
I have been interviewed for the Journal of music about my upcoming concerto performance in Dublin. In it, I talk about working with my good friend, the composer Garrett Sholice. To read the full article, click here
20/05/2013 | Interview with Garrett Sholdice
Composer Garrett Sholdice talks about working on his new basset clarinet concerto, Am Obersee, the premiere of which I will be giving in Dublin next month. To listen, click here
01/05/2013 | New Basset Clarinet Concerto in Dublin
On 7th June, I will be performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto as well as a new Basset Clarinet Concerto by my good friend Garrett Sholdice. The new concerto, entitled Am Obersee, is written for the same forces as the Mozart from which Garrett also derived his inspiration. The concert takes place in Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin and more information can be found here
18/04/2012 | New Album from Monty Adkins
My playing features on the new album from Monty Adkins. Entitled Four Shibusa, it has already received critical acclaim and received radio broadcast worldwide!
Video of my performance of Alex Harker's Fluence at the recent ICMC conference at the University of Huddersfield. My recording of the piece is available on Ergodos Records
06/08/11 - New Record Releases
As well as my new recording of New York Counterpoint, available from iTunes, my recording of Alexander Harker's Fluence is now available for download from Ergodos Records
27/07/11 - Debut Release
Available from the 28th of July will be Jonathan's new recording of Steve Reich's New York Counterpoint. Released by Ergodos Records it will be available on iTunes and through the Ergodos website. To download from iTunes click here.
10/01/11 - New Pages Added
I've added two new pages to my website. Recordings of my playing can now be found on the music page, and press details are on the reviews page.
White Rose Trio
Formed by clarinettists Jonathan Sage, Sarah Watts and Heather Roche, the White Rose Clarinet Trio provides entertainment for weddings, functions and private parties and already has bookings into 2010. The aim is to give an alternative to the traditional string quartet and repertoire includes music by Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Krommer.