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Jonathan Békés

Jonathan BékésJonathan began cello studies at the age of 11 and completed his Bachelor of Music (performance) at Sydney Conservatorium in 2014 under the guidance of Julian Smiles. Jonathan is the cellist in the Estivo Trio, who will be competing at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2015. In 2014 Estivo Trio travelled to Verona, Italy participating in the inaugural Estivo Summer Chamber Music Festival. Later in 2015 they will be travelling to China where they will be holding masterclasses and performing in concerts across the country.

Jonathan is a cellist in the Australian Youth Orchestra with whom he toured to Germany, Austria, The Netherlands and Switzerland in 2013. He has been part of the Sydney Sinfonia since 2014 and was principle cellist at the Sydney Youth Orchestra from 2012-2013. Jonathan has performed with the Sydney Symphony and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. He has performed as soloist with the Sydney Youth Orchestra, South Coast Orchestra and Fisher’s Ghost Youth Orchestra.

In 2011 Jonathan was selected for ENCORE, a showcase of the best performances for the NSW HSC examinations, and performed at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.