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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.


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).