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Having played as Principal Trombone with the Tasmanian symphony orchestra from the age of 20, Jonathon Ramsay, born in Sydney, moved his life halfway around the world to Berlin, Germany to pursue his musical career in Europe. From 2018 he partook in the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker as a student of Olaf Ott, and since finishing the academy he has become an in-demand trombonist in the Berlin and wider European musical scene, performing regularly as a guest with orchestras such as the Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg. He is currently Solo Trombonist with the Berliner Philharmoniker. He is also a permanent member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra having performed with them regularly since 2020.

Winner of the Second Prize at the ARD International Music Competition 2022 and the First Prize at the 2019 Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments, likewise at the 2019 Concorso Internazionale “Città di Porcia”, he is also an active soloist having performed with the Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, the Münchner Kammerorchester, the Göttinger Symphonieorchester, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Jonathon furthermore enjoys playing as a guest in various Chamber Ensembles, including German Brass, the Brass Ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Brass Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, 10 for Brass, Salaputia Brass, and Ensemble Mini.

Before beginning his professional career with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, he studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Scott Kinmont (Sydney Symphony Orchestra). When in Australia he performs regularly with the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras.

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