Jonathan Hess

Praised for his “power and finesse” (Boston Classical Review) and “exacting milieus” (Boston Globe), percussionist Jonathan Hess performs throughout Greater Boston with the area’s premier ensembles, including the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, A Far Cry, Boston Baroque, Odyssey Opera, Aston Magna, Grand Harmonie, and the Connecticut Early Music Festival. A founding member of both the Boston Percussion Group and the soprano-percussion duo BeatSong, Jonathan is a keen advocate for new music and an active participant in expanding the percussion repertoire through inventive new commissions and collaborations. In addition to his versatility and command as a performer, Jonathan is also a dedicated and passionate educator, currently teaching percussion at the College of the Holy Cross. Jonathan is a graduate of St. Olaf College and the Boston Conservatory.