Jonathan Weber maintains a versatile
musical career as a violinist, violist, conductor and composer. Formally
trained in the classical arts and a graduate of the Aaron Copland School of
Music at Queens College (CUNY) under violinist Daniel Phillips, Mr.
Weber has gone on to perform and collaborate professionally with artists: Daniel Phillips and Timothy Eddy of the Orion String Quartet, Tara O'Connor of
Windscape, oboe sensations: Ronald Roseman and Randall Wolfgang, and the
renowned Bach Aria Group. Mr. Weber has also made numerous solo and ensemble
appearances with symphony orchestras throughout the United States and abroad.
Branching into alternate genres such as jazz, rock, hip hop and
country, Mr. Weber has shared the stages of concert halls, arenas and stadiums
with artists including Billy Joel, Jay-Z, Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keys, Roger Daltrey, Peter
Gabriel, Sarah Maclachlan, The Three Irish Tenors, Josh Groban, Taylor Swift, Barry Manilow, Tony Bennett, Herbie
Hancock, Savion Glover, the Trans Siberian Orchestra, the Mahavishnu Project,
and fusion band: DBR & The Mission (Opus 3 Artists) for which he has
received critical acclaim. CD credits include Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium,
Jay-Z: Kingdom Come and Albert Hammond Jr.'s "Como Te Llama", in
addition to numerous film score projects with various composers including
Journeying into the cinematic medium, Mr. Weber can be seen as an on screen
musician in films such as Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006), Sex
and the City 2 (2010), Billy Joel: The Last Play at Shea (2010), and the HBO
Miniseries: Mildred Pierce (2011). He has also made network television
appearances on programs such as The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today
Show, Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Rachel Ray Show, The
View, Christmas Live at Rockefeller Center, and PBS programs: Great
Performances and Soundstage.
Mr. Weber has been a faculty member at the Lawrence Eisman Center for
Preparatory Studies in Music at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens
College (CUNY) since the year 2000 where he serves as conductor of the
pre-college orchestras, coordinator of the chamber music department and summer
chamber music festivals, and is a member of the violin and viola faculty.
In addition to conducting at CPSM, Mr. Weber has appeared as guest
conductor for the NMEA All County Music Festival in performance at the Tilles
Center at C.W. Post, LI University.