Saxophonist Jonathan Wintringham, a master’s degree student of Chien-Kwan Lin and assistant director of the Eastman Saxophone Project, was featured during the week of November 20 as a Young Artist in Residence on the American Public Media program Performance Today. He performed music by Bariller, Grieg, and Djupstrom, and was interviewed by host Fred Child. You can hear the full interview, and Jonathan’s performances, at the Performance Today website.
Jonathan writes: “My residency with Performance Today was an incredible experience. Beyond the honor of being the first saxophonist in the program’s history, everyone at PT made the residency fun and exciting. Fred Child was a pleasure to work with, and I learned a lot about myself in the interview process! It was also great to have my long time duo partner, pianist and composer Michael Djupstrom, with me for this. In addition to performing Michael’s work Walimai, we were able to share some of our history together and offer insight into our duo. I’ll remember this experience for years and I couldn’t be more grateful to the Eastman School of Music for providing this opportunity.”
Jonathan has several performances lined up for the first part of 2014, and adds that he has been invited to join the Conn-Selmer Artists roster. “It’s an incredible honor to join so many renowned saxophonists, including my teacher.”