Born in Texas, Jonathan Ware studied at the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School and with Wolfram Rieger at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler Berlin’, where he now teaches.
He won the Pianist’s Prize at Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song and Das Lied Competitions, and 1st Prize in the International Hugo Wolf Competition.
Sought after as a song accompanist and chamber musician, former highlights included recitals in the Festival Dialogues at the Mozarteum Salzburg with Mojca Erdmann, the Hugo Wolf Akademie in Stuttgart, Munich Philharmonie and at Wigmore Hall and Barbican with Dame Ann Murray, Robin Tritschler, Michael Collins, Peter Moore, Benjamin Appl and Morgan Pearse. He recorded for BBC Radio 3 with Peter Moore, was resident at the Verbier Festival Academy and Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt, and a mentor at the Heidelberger Frühling Festival Academy.
Future engagements include recitals with Golda Schulz at the Heidelberger Frühling Festival, Elsa Dreisig at the Konzerthaus Berlin and Anna Huntley at Wiltshire Music Centre and Leeds University. He returns to Wigmore Hall, Samling Opera and the Heidelberger Frühling Academy.