JONATHAN TRIM has been a member of the SSO since 1984 playing both violin and viola. During his degree studies
conducted the University Chamber Orchestra
and has attended the conductors'
course at Canford under the tutorship of George Hurst and has conducted
the SSO since 1993. He attended the Birmingham School of Music for
instrumental tuition where he studied the violin under Jeremy Ballard and piano under Piers Lane
While at Birmingham he was awarded a singing bursary at St. Alban's Birmingham and
has sung with the Gloucester
Cathedral choir as a deputy. He was orchestral director of the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra which had
five very successful
concerts under his direction. Jonathan also conducted the Cotswold String Ensemble which boasted as its members some
of the best amateur string
players in the county. He conducted the Swindon Symphony Orchestra from 1995 to 2002 . He is director of
the Gloucester Area Youth
Jonathan has composed a number of works,
several of which were performed while he was at
university. His String Quartet was premiered at the St. Alban's Festival in Birmingham. His symphonic poem,
which was first played
at the SSO concert in November 1993, is his largest work to date. His Rhapsody for piano and orchestra was performed
by the SSO in November 1996.
His work, ‘Beneath the angel strain’ was premiered by the combined Stroud and Swindon Symphony orchestras in
July 2000 while the SSO
premiered his Wind Sinfonietta in November 2001. He was commissioned by Stroud Town Council to compose a
piece commemorating Stroud 700.
This was premiered in July 2004.
He has worked with autistic people and teaches
the violin and viola in
Gloucestershire. He has a high involvement with young people,
coaching musicians in schools
in the county.