Photo: Takumi Hayashi



Jonathan López is a Mexican-American clarinetist from El Paso, Texas. His first musical training began at age 11, and he studied under Lavinia Richards from the age of 14. Since then, Jonathan has received numerous awards and honors. He was featured on WQXR and NPR’s From the Top,where he was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. Jonathan has also participated in Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra and its sister program, the National Youth Orchestra 2, working closely with renowned clarinetists Benjamin Lulich, Ricardo Morales, and Stephen Williamson. He has participated in masterclasses with Giora Feidman, Julian Bliss, James Campbell, and Corrado Guiffredi. Jonathan now studies at the University of British Columbia under Jose Franch-Ballester. His numerous solo performances include concerts with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, the El Paso Wind Symphony, the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir. An avid chamber musician, Jonathan has performed Mozart’s Gran Partita with musicians of the Vancouver Opera and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet with musicians of the El Paso del Norte Philharmonic Orchestra. Jonathan performs on clarinets and accessories by Backun Musical Services.

April 2019 - Please do not alter this biography without prior approval

Jonathan Lopez photographed by Kyle Cleland
Photo: Tyler Song
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