St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Jonatan Bougt – classical and romantic guitar

Tuesday, 12 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Jonatan Bougt – classical and romantic guitar

M Giuliani

Theme and variations on a theme by Handel

A Barrios

La Catedral

  i. Preludio. Lento

 ii. Andante solemne

iii. Allegro

J S Bach

Lute Partita in C minor BWV997

 i. Prelude

ii. Fugue

J Turina

Sonata for guitar, op. 61

  i. Allegro

 ii. Andante

iii. Allegro vivo

"In the dramatic Toccata, Bougt impressed with great dexterity, quick shifts and sharp emotional flings." - Uppsala Nya Tidning  

Jonatan gained 1st Prize due to his "natural musicality, professionalism, focused stage presence and technical brilliance." - Young Talents Competition UIGF

Swedish guitarist and theorbo player Jonatan Bougt graduated in July 2017 from the Royal College of Music in London with a first-class Bachelor of Music degree. He studies with Carlos Bonell and Chris Stell and played in masterclasses for Leo Brouwer, David Russel, Johannes Möller, Marvin Dylla to mention a few. Jonatan is the 2017 winner of the RCM Guitar Competition. Other noteworthy awards include the Jörgen Rörby Prize (2014) of the Swedish Guitar & Lute Society and 1st Prize in the Young Talents Competition of Uppsala International Guitar Festival (2013).

Jonatan has performed in venues such as the Amaryllis Flemming Concert Hall, the Britten Theatre, the Queen's Gallery and the Southbank Centre in London; Stockholm Concert Hall and Uppsala Konsert & Kongress Concert Hall in Sweden and Centro Cultural Justicia Federal, Rio de Janeiro. In April last year, Jonatan performed the UK premiere of Chaya Czernowin's 'White Wind Waiting' with the RCM Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Johannes Harneit. Within the past year, Jonatan's work as a continuo player has included performances of Handel's 'Acis and Galathea', 'Theodora' and Monteverdi's 'L'Orfeo'.

In 2012, he was awarded a scholarship by the City of Stockholm and the Music Conservatoire of Espirito Santo (FAMES) to give recitals with Bougt & Bergek Guitar Duo during the XIX Winter Music Festival of Domingos Martins and in Centro Cultural Justicia Federal, Rio de Janeiro. It also led to live performances on Brazilian TV - Gazeta. Other projects as a chamber musician include work with singers such as Tobias Bennsten and Peter Ekberg Pelz, and most recently his duo with RCM pianist Irena Radić, with whom he creates new and innovative arrangements for guitar and piano. The guitar and piano duo recently won the second prize in the chamber music competition at Twents Guitar Festival, Netherlands.

Prior to coming to London, Jonatan studied with Bo Hansson at Södra Latins Gymnasium's Professional Musician Programme. His studies there were supported by the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden and the Swedish Guitar & Lute Society. In September, Jonatan will begin his Master of Historical Performance as an RCM Scholar where he will study theorbo and archlute with Jakob Lindberg.

More info and concert diary: www.jonatanbougt.com 

Swedish guitarist and theorbo player Jonatan Bougt recently graduated with a First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music in London where he studied with Carlos Bonell, Chris Stell and Jakob Lindberg. A multiple prize winner in the UK and abroad, noteworthy awards include the 1st Prize in the RCM Guitar Competition (2017), 1st Prize in the Jörgen Rörby Prize (2014) of the Swedish Guitar & Lute Society and the 1st Prize in the Young Talents Competition of Uppsala International Guitar Festival (2013). Jonatan has performed in venues such as the Stockholm Concert Hall and the Uppsala Konsert & Kongress Concert Hall in Sweden; Centro Cultural Justicia Federal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace and Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh. In September, Jonatan begins his Master of Historical Performance as an RCM Scholar where he will study theorbo and archlute with Jakob Lindberg.