Jonathan Bagg

Jonathan Bagg is a founding Director of Electric Earth Concerts in New Hamphsire, a year-round series of adventurous chamber concerts. Prior to that he  co-Directed the Monadnock Music Festival, also in New Hampshire. As a solo violist and chamber musician, his work is distinguished by his interest in bringing new and unfamiliar works to life, including many pieces written for him. Solo concerts have brought him to places such as the Phillips Gallery in Washington DC, Boston’s Jordan Hall, and New Hampshire’s Currier Gallery. His two solo CDs contain music for viola and piano by Robert and Clara Schumann and by Robert Fuchs (1847-1927), on the Centaur label. Contemporary solo works by Robert Ward, Malcolm Peyton, Donald Wheelock and Arthur Levering are on Bridge, Centaur, and Gasparo. Bagg directs the chamber music program at Duke University, where he is currently Interim Chair in Music, and has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in Music. He graduated with honors from both Yale University (BA) and the New England Conservatory (MM), where he was a student of Walter Trampler.