Jonathon Heyward is forging a career as one the most exciting conductors of his generation. Currently Assistant Conductor of The Hallé, alongside Music Director Sir Mark Elder.
Grand Prix winner of the 2015 Besançon International Competition at the age of 23, Jonathon was recipient of the Dudamel Conducting Fellowship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018. In addition, he will complete a three-year tenure as Assistant Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra in July 2019.
In 2018/2019, he has been invited to conduct the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Staatskapelle Hallé, Wüttembergisches Kammerorchester, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa from Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in the UK, the Osaka Symphony Orchestra in Japan and, in the USA, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
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