Rural – Jersey Country Life Magazine


Violins made by Antonio Stradivari in the turn of the 18th Century remain some of the most valuable and expensive instruments in the world, so the National Trust was really excited when violinist Jonathan Hill got in touch to say that he had been loaned a Stradivarius violin dating from 1680 to perform on at his forthcoming concert at The Georgian House.

This is the second time that Jonathan Hill, guest leader of the London Concert Orchestra and former lead violinist of Les Misérables (2011-2019), has performed at 16 New Street – and the first time that he has brought a Stradivarius to the Island.

In the first of three series of concerts scheduled for 2022, kindly supported by Ogier, Jonathan will be performing alongside his great friend, pianist Nick Miller, Director of Music at St Margaret’s Putney. The music they have selected includes works by Mascagni, Pärt, Bach, Elgar, Massanet, Kreisler, Paganini and Debussy – and what an amazing experience it will be for those who are lucky enough to attend.

Jonathan Hill is guest leader of the London Concert Orchestra and former guest soloist with the Royal Philharmonic. He has contributed to the soundtracks of a plethora of blockbusters including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Jonathan was lead violinist of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre in London from 2011-2019.

Nick Miller is an organist, pianist and arranger based in London. He is currently Director of Music at St Margaret’s Putney and Head of Organ at Eltham College, SE London.

Venue:            16 New Street Georgian House

Dates:             Wednesday 9 March – Friday 11 March

Admission:    £12 for members; £14 Non-Members including
a welcome drink

Where to book:         Booking essential.



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