jonathan holdenJonathan Holden is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Florida State University and Principal Clarinetist of the West Michigan Symphony. He is a founding member of the Argot Trio and the Vireo Ensemble and is sought as an orchestral clarinetist, having performed frequently with groups such as the Louisiana and Fort Wayne Philharmonic orchestras, the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Mississippi, Baton Rouge and Mobile symphony orchestras and the Sarasota Orchestra.

Holden made his concerto debut in England at the age of seventeen and has since given concerto performances in the United States and overseas. He has appeared as a guest of the Ciompi and Voxare string quartets and has performed by invitation of the British Clarinet Congress, College Music Society, Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, International Clarinet Association, Festival South, Festival Contempoaneo (Brazil), Affetti Music Festival (AK) and Alfredo de Saint Malo Festival (Panama). He has featured in chamber music series including Concerts at The Block, Chamber Music Wilmington, the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck and the American Music Festival. He has given performances, clinics and master classes at colleges in the US and overseas including Vanderbilt University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, the national conservatories of Panama and Paris, and universities of Memphis, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas and Rio de Janeiro.

A proponent of new chamber music, the Argot Trio has commissioned and premiered seven works in the past two years. One such piece is included on the album ‘Sounding Surfaces’. Holden has recorded for Albany and Centaur records, and his recording of British clarinet music will be available in 2016.

Holden studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in England with Dame Thea King, Andrew Webster and Joy Farrall, and at Michigan State University with Dr. Elsa Verdehr.

Jonathan Holden is a D’Addario Artist and a Conn-Selmer Endorsing Artist.