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O'Connel The Music, August 2020

The Night of the Arranger


“The flautist took on the vocal part with a generously phrased volubility and giving us a well-prepared climax”

The Creative Issue, August 2020

Southern Cross Soloists Shine at Brisbane Music Festival

“...for the two wind soloists, this piece was a conversation which displayed breath-taking virtuosity."

Loud Mouth – The Music Trust Ezine, March 2020

Spanish Souvenirs – Jonathan Henderson & Emily Granger

“Les Folies d’Espagne gave Henderson a solo opportunity to display the breadth of his capabilities...The paradox of playing complex notated music while also embracing a sense of spontaneity was balanced to great effect here, a level of virtuoso-control rarely heard.

Brisbane Stage, March 2020

Spanish Souvenirs – Jonathan Henderson & Emily Granger

“It is hard to believe these two musicians only formed their partnership last year; their connection in performance is second to none... Marais’ “Les Folies d’Espagne” for solo flute reveals Henderson’s virtuosity and exposes the demanding physicality of the deceptively small instrument.

Limelight Magazine, December 2019

The Trout (Brisbane Music Festival)

“In the gracious setting of the Old Museum Building ... the performers and audience were gifted with a rewarding acoustic, an ideal soundstage for Jonathan Henderson’s fluid and assured performance of Bach’s Partita in A Minor for solo flute, BWV 1013 ... After greeting the audience, Henderson commanded silence as he retreated inside himself to prepare to play the challenging Allemande. His eloquence in exploring Bach’s syntax, swift fingering shifts, wide leaps with scarcely time to breathe, and, how he navigated the expansive tonal register which ends on a high A in the first movement was impressive. Animated phrasing and lively representation of the buoyant rhythmical stretches delighted the crowd and his tone gathered even more lustre and depth as he journeyed through the expressive, sighing Sarabande.”


Brisbane Stage, December 2019

Trout Number 9


“Jonathan Henderson’s masterful rendition of [Bach’s Partita in A Minor for solo flute, BWV 1013] quickly reveals what this seasoned performer is capable of. The delicate sounds, made only possible with the flautist’s own breath, presented the raw and living connection between the audience and the music. In Henderson’s hands, one note at a time, the music soared, filling the hall with the perfection of Bach’s harmonies.”


O'Connel The Music, December 2019

Let's Not Be Gentlemen All The Time


“With Henderson, Raineri brought Pierre Sancan’s Flute Sonatine to our attention and we owe both musicians many thanks for their efforts. This was a fine dialogue demonstration, not least for Henderson’s remarkable stamina, particularly in some long sentences during the first movement Moderato.”


Stage Whispers, November 2019

Lyrical Reflections


“Ross Edwards’ Nura, a two-musician work for flute and piano ... allowed flautist Jonathan Henderson to capture the early morning sounds of the Blue Mountains with exquisite control"


Limelight Magazine, July 2019

Maps and Journeys: Navigating by the Sky


"the vengeful storm crashed back with fluttering flutes and ascending trilling scales from the talented guest artist Jonathan Henderson"

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4MBS Classic FM Program Guide, February 2020

Return of the Prodigal Son—Jonathan Henderson, Flute Player

Interview for 4MBS Classic FM 'Music Talks'.

Newcastle Herald, September 2019

Gloucester festival brings classical music to a barn

The two-day event this Saturday and Sunday features musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra and others who play with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra plus world-class soloists, including American harpist Emily Granger (now living in Sydney) and Newcastle-born European-based flautist Jonathan Henderson, who has recently returned to Australia.


Cut Common Magazine, July 2017

Jonathan Henderson: “I wish to keep my curiosity for music alive”

Newcastle-born Jonathan Henderson serves as principal flute of the Estonian National Opera. He returns to Australia to present a world premiere of Lisa Cheney’s flute concerto with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra.


Limelight Magazine, July 2017

Lisa Cheney's New Concerto: A First for Flautist and Composer

Jonathan Henderson will premiere the Australian composer’s new work with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra.


Australian Youth Orchestra, July 2015

Jonathan Henderson AYO 2010 Alumnus Interview

Griffith News, June 2015

Young Flutist to Hone Skills in Switzerland

Australian flutist Jonathan Henderson has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study with international soloist and professor Jacques Zoon in Geneva, Switzerland.