Jonathan Mamora

Piano

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Pianist and educator Jonathan Mamora strives to uplift and positively influence others using music as a means for service. 

An Indonesian-American and a native of Southern California, Jonathan has served as a church pianist and organist—the result of having been enrolled in piano lessons by his parents for the purpose of becoming a church musician. Jonathan aims to use music as service not only in the church, but also in the community through homes, schools, community centers, and the concert hall.

Jonathan’s performances as a soloist and ensemble member have taken him throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and he is a prize-winner of several regional and international competitions, most recently winning first prize in the Eastman Piano Concerto Competition in 2022. Recent performances include Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Eastman Philharmonia, Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and world premieres of Ariel Quintana’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Robert Morris’ Septet, and Michael Selvaggi’s An Inevitable Decay, Rot, among others. He was recently a featured artist for the LA Philharmonic Affiliates of the Desert. He has also conducted a week-long series of master classes and concerts at the University of the Southern Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago. He has previously performed in masterclasses with pianists including Olga Kern, Jerome Lowenthal, Robert Levin, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Sara Davis Buechner, and Santiago Rodriguez.

Jonathan currently serves as the Music Director and Organist of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Clifton Springs, NY. He often performs as a collaborative pianist for vocalists, instrumentalists, ensembles, and choirs. As a collaborator, Jonathan holds a graduate assistantship in accompanying at the Eastman School of Music and has received the Eastman Excellence in Accompanying Award. In addition to the piano and organ, this multi-talented musician has also performed as a percussionist, vocalist, historical keyboardist (harpsichord, fortepiano), and conductor. Jonathan also values education as an important tool in music making. He has previously taught piano and music theory/ear training for various institutions, and is currently serving as Instructor for Music Theory and Aural Musicianship at the Eastman School of Music, as well as teaching piano for the Eastman Community Music School.

Jonathan is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature with a minor in organ at the Eastman School of Music, studying with and serving as studio assistant for Douglas Humpherys. He received his Bachelor of Music from La Sierra University and his Master of Music from The Juilliard School. Previous teachers include Elvin Rodríguez and Hung-Kuan Chen.