Jonathan Schranz is a freelance conductor based in London. He studied Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music where he was awarded a distinction along with numerous prizes. Prior to this he read music at Churchill College, Cambridge, graduating with First Class honours in 2015.
He is a versatile musician familiar with a broad range of approaches to music-making. With a background in jazz trumpet playing, music education and outreach work, solo singing and a decade of professional church music experience, Jonathan Schranz enjoys a diverse career which takes him from parish churches to high security prisons on a regular basis.
He is Director of Music at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, where he oversees the Cathedral Music Department and conducts the mixed choir of choristers and nine professional Cathedral Lay Clerks. The choir, largely made up of state-educated primary school children from the local area, provides music for all of the major celebrations in the church year, including those celebrated by the Archbishop. In recent years the choir has made two commercial CD recordings and has given regular BBC broadcast performances.