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Jonathan Leibovitz

Jonathan Leibovitz

Duo - Instrumental


  • Jonathan Leibovitz - Clarinet
  • Joseph Havlat - Piano


Sample programme: The Jewish Clarinettist (60 min)

-Paul Ben Haim (1897-1984) Three songs without words (10min)

-Uri Brener (1974–) Metamorphosis for Clarinet Solo (8min)

-George Gershwin (1898-1937) Three Preludes arr. for Clarinet and Piano (8min)

-Osvaldo Golijov (1960–) Dreams and prayers of Isaac the Blind, Clarinet Quintet (35min)

Sample programme: The French Clarinet (90 min)

-Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) Dialogue de l’ombre double for Clarinet Solo (20min)

-Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Premiere Rhapsody (8min)

-Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) Clarinet Sonata (17min)

-Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) Quartuor pour la fin du temps (45min)


In 2022 Jonathan was a prize-winner at the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) and Concert Artists Guild (New York) International Auditions held at Wigmore Hall.

He went on to receive the prestigious Arthur Waser Foundation and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra Award. The prize is endowed with 25,000 Swiss francs and includes debut appearances with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

Nominated as a 2022 Rising Star Artist by Classic FM, this season Jonathan appears as soloist with the London Mozart Players, Jyväskylä Sinfonia conducted by Yoel Gamzou, and the Israel Sinfonietta. He records and performs chamber music with Südwestrundfunk in Bruchsaal and takes part in the Hauho Festival in Finland and the Bendigo Chamber Music Festival in Australia.

A top prize winner at major competitions in Israel and Europe, including 1st Prize at the prestigious Crusell Competition in Finland and a Special Prize at the Carl Nielsen Competition in Denmark, in 2022 Jonathan completes his Masters at the Music Academy in Basel with François Benda.


Joseph Havlat is a pianist and composer from Hobart, Australia, based in London.

Working as a soloist and chamber musician for music very new, very old and some

things in between. He is a leading interpreter of new music, having collaborated with

such composers as Hans Abrahamsen, John Adams, Thomas Adès, Gerald Barry,

Brett Dean, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Michael Finnissy and Thomas Larcher. Joseph

studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Prof. Joanna MacGregor

from 2012 -18, where he received his BMus and MMus with distinction, including

awards for exceptional merit in studentship and the highest recital mark for a

postgraduate pianist. His work as a composer also influences him as a programmer,

with a strong interest in the structure and narrative of a concert event. He likes