Born in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Canada), Jonathon Adams is an Indigenous (Cree-Métis) baritone. In concert, they have appeared as a soloist with Sigiswald Kuijken, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Helmut Rilling, Václav Luks, Ensemble BachPlus, Vox Luminis, il Gardellino, and B’Rock Orchestra at Opera-Ballet Flanders. In 2021 Jonathon was named the first ever artist-in-residence at Early Music Vancouver.


Future solo engagements include performances with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra under Masaaki Suzuki, the Ricercar Consort and Collegium Vocale Gent, il Gardellino, Les Voix Humaines, Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal, Servir Antico and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. 2022 will see the world premiere of Adams’ performance piece nipahimiw with Susie Napper and Catalina Vicens at venues across Canada. Jonathon is a featured soloist in the film MESSIAH / COMPLEX produced by Against the Grain Theatre and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.


During 2020 and 2021 Jonathon held a fellowship with the Netherlands Bach Society. Jonathon was a core member of Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir for many years, appearing regularly with this ensemble around the world. Recent career highlights include a solo début at the Bruges Concertgebouw in Purcell’s Ode to St. Cecilia, Bach cantatas at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, and concerts with Amsterdam Baroque in China, Japan, and at the Château de Versailles.


Jonathon is based in Canada and The Netherlands. They have attended The Royal Academy of Music (London), the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and The Victoria Conservatory of Music where they studied with Nancy Argenta. They also studied privately with Dame Emma Kirkby, and Edith Wiens. At the Dutch National Opera Academy Jonathon studied with Rosemary Joshua and Olivier Lallouette.


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