Jonathan Goldman

A passionate advocate of the bandoneón, award-winning musician Jonathan Goldman was a member of Quartango, Canada’s first tango band, from 2007 to 2017. Their 2014 recording, Encuentro won a Juno Prize for best instrumental album and an Opus Prize (Album of the year – World music) in 2015. He picked up another Opus prize with Quartango for the CD J’aime les nuits de Montréal (2018). He has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Regina and Saskatoon Symphony Orchestras, Symphony Nova Scotia, I Musici de Montréal, the Orchestre symphonique de l’Isle, and the Signature Symphony of Tulsa. He has performed with world-renowned performers including James Ehnes, Sergio Tiempo, the Alcan (Saguenay) String Quartet, the Emily Carr String Quartet, Linda Lee Thomas, Lara St. John, Yehonatan Berick, Matt Haimowitz, Mark Fewer and Juan Sebastian Delgado. His arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Double Concerto hommage à Liège was published by Éditions Henry Lemoine (France). Jonathan Goldman is Professor of Musicology in the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal and has published widely in the field of twentieth-century music, including his 2023 book Avant-Garde on Record (Cambridge University Press). He is currently co-editor of the U.K. journal Twentieth-Century Music and was editor of Circuit from 2006 to 2016.