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Jon Rattenbury

Associate Lecturer - Fretted Instruments


Jon has extensive experience as a performer on fretted instruments, and as a music educator and examiner in the UK and internationally. He currently performs in duos with cellist Ivana Peranic, and with guitarist Brian Ashworth. Jon has worked as a soloist and in various ensembles, giving classical concerts, playing in musical theatre pit bands, and gigging in rock and jazz bands. He works as a music examiner for RSL, IBO, and worked as a music syllabus consultant for ABRSM. Jon completed his M.A. in music at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has interests in both historical and contemporary musicology.

Key Publications

Morelli’s arrangements of Lully – from the Pepys Library. Critical edition of Baroque songs, with commentary and recording. (Lute Society, 2014).

Various CD recordings as soloists and in ensemble, including: Duologue – music for two guitars (2018); two tracks on a forthcoming compilation CD of compositions by Barry Mills (2019).


Babbitt’s serialist guitar duet, ‘Soli e duettini’. Performance-as-research project (2015-16).

‘A Shared Resonance’ – the development of the guitar duet form since 1674. Performance-as-research project (2019-20).

Other department members

Alison Bell
Assistant Administrator
Alison Woodward
Alison Woodward
Deputy Director, University of Chichester Conservatoire
Programme Coordinator - BA Hons Acting for Film and BA Hons Music
Alonso Mendoza-Moreno
Alonso Mendoza-Moreno
Associate Lecturer - Instrumentalist

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