Jonathan Craig Penner, RMC Recital Competition Winner


  • January 8, 2023 - Showtime: 3:00pm

Jonathan Craig Penner, cello & Dr. Christopher Kaylor, piano

Cellist Jonathan Craig Penner is currently in his third year of studies at McGill university, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance in the class of Brian Manker. Jonathan was born and raised in Regina SK, studying cello with Simon Fryer at the Conservatory of Performing arts. As winner of the 2019 Shurniak Concerto Competition, He was featured as soloist with the Regina symphony orchestra in Fall of 2021, and Saskatoon symphony orchestra in spring of 2022. As a chamber player, Jonathan is involved with numerous small chamber ensembles in Montreal and has served as principal cello of the McGill symphony orchestra. He has had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses with Adrian Fung, Andrew Yee, Yuri Hooker, and Tom Weibe among others. Jonathan performs on a J.B. Stensland Cello made in 1997.


Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 (25’) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 
Bouree I & II 

Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 (26’) Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) 

Allegro non troppo 
Allegretto quasi menuetto 

Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2 (6′) Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) Transcribed for cello by David Popper

Du bist die Ruh, D.776 (5′) Franz Schubert (1797-1828) 

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