R E V I E W S
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.”
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.”
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.”
“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"
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"
P R E S S
Return of the Prodigal Son—Jonathan Henderson, Flute Player
Interview for 4MBS Classic FM 'Music Talks'.
Gloucester festival brings classical music to a barn
Article ahead of the Craven Creek Chamber Music Festival in Gloucester, Australia appearing as guest artist.
Jonathan Henderson: “I wish to keep my curiosity for music alive”
Personal essay in anticipation of the premiere of Lisa Cheney's Flute Concerto (2017) with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lisa Cheney's New Concerto: A First for Flautist and Composer
Interview together with composer Lisa Cheney on the collaborative process of preparing the premiere of her Flute Concerto (2017).
Jonathan Henderson AYO 2010 Alumnus Interview
Interview discussing overseas study.