Biography

Jonathan Goldman is a bandoneonist and musicologist. After completing studies at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, he studied with accordionist Marin Nasturica between 1997 and 2000. He began to take a serious interest in tango in the late 1990s. He made an arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Double Concerto Hommage à Liège which was published in France in 2002 by Éditions Henry Lemoine.

From 2003 to 2007, he performed, composed and arranged the music of the Montreal-based group Sweatshop Tango Ensemble, producing their début CD De la Main à la Boca in 2006.

In 2007, they performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Since 2006, he performs periodically with Quartango, becoming a permanent member in 2012. He moved to Victoria B.C. in 2007 to join the faculty of the University of Victoria’s School of Music.

Since then, he has performed Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera Suite with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, as well as a CBC-produced Tango concert in Regina Saskatchewan with Linda Lee Thomas and the True Jive Pluckers, a concert which was made into a CD in 2009.

In December, 2009, Jonathan Goldman performed as a bandoneon solo in Luis Bacalov’s Misa Tango with the University of Victoria Symphony Orchestra, and in May 2011, he performed in Montreal with The MusicaViva choir, in a performance of Martin Palmeri’s Misa a Buenos Aires.

Jonathan Goldman is currently Associate Professor of Musicology in the Faculty of Music of the University of Montreal.

Jonathan Goldman often performs in ParaTango, a duo with Linda Lee Thomas.

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