Winner of the 2006 Holland America Music Society Competition, violist Jonathan Vinocour enjoys a varied career as a soloist and chamber musician. Performances have brought him to venues such as Bostonís Jordan Hall, Gardner Museum and Sanders Theater, New York's Metropolitan Museum, Bargemusic, 92nd Street Y and Town Hall, the Freer Gallery and Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Philadelphia's Kimmel Center.
He has toured extensively with Musicians from Marlboro and the International Sejong Soloists and is a frequent guest of the Boston Chamber Music Society. His festival appearances include Marlboro, Ravinia, Aspen, Bay Chamber, Prussia Cove and Tanglewood where he was awarded the Henri Kohn Memorial Prize.
These settings have afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with many great musicians, including members of the Cleveland, Guarneri, Juilliard, Mendelssohn, Orion, and Shanghai Quartets as well as Kim Kashkashian, Jaime Laredo and Paula Robison.
Based in New York, Vinocour is also a member of the young ensembles the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) and the Koryo String Quartet, both of which have received critical acclaim for their engaging performances. As a guest principal, he has performed with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan.
Vinocour completed undergraduate studies in chemistry at Princeton University and went on to pursue studies in music with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory.