American cellist Jonathan Butler has been recognized as 'dynamic and committed' by the Boston Globe. Winner of several prizes in the Amsterdam Cello Biennale Competition, he has performed on stages throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, and is an active player in Boston, frequently performing in venues such as Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts. Jonathan's festival appearances include Aspen, Storioni, and Prussia Cove, and he recently joined Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra's winter residency in Schloss Elmau. Currently a doctoral student at the New England Conservatory as a recipient of The Gregor Piatigorsky Fund, Jonathan's teachers have included Natasha Brofsky, Michel Strauss, and Richard Aaron and masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Yo-Yo Ma. In his free time, Jonathan is an avid Googler of things, and enjoys sun-dried, single-origin coffee with layered notes of fruit and milk chocolate.