Born in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Canada), Jonathon Adams is a Two-Spirit,  nêhiyaw michif (Cree-Métis) baritone. In concert, they have appeared as a soloist with Philippe Herreweghe, Sigiswald Kuijken, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Helmut Rilling, Václav Luks, Ensemble BachPlus, Vox Luminis, il Gardellino, and B’Rock Orchestra at Opera-Ballet Flanders.

Future solo engagements include a recording with il Gardellino, concerts with Les Voix Humaines, Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal, L’Harmonie des Saisons, Vancouver Early Music and Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and a world premiere of Adams’ performance piece nipahimiw / the plaint with Susie Napper and Catalina Vicens at the Art Gallery of Ontario (June 2021). 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 holds a fellowship with the Netherlands Bach Society and will appear in concert with them throughout the Netherlands and at the Leipzig Bach Festival. They are a core member of Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, 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. As a student, Jonathon sang the role of Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas under Richard Egarr. Jonathon currently studies with Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc.

Jonathon is a Britten-Pears Young Artist, participating in creative dialogues and mentorship schemes with world leaders in the arts at Snape Maltings, UK. They have attended the American Bach Soloists Academy (San Francisco), singing various cantatas of Bach and the Hohe Messe under Jeffrey Thomas.
Mark