“I am inspired by the work that YGB does and feel that it’s an important part of my yoga practice to engage with a community and make a difference in the world. As a musician, I believe art, like yoga, is a tool to expand our compassion, share love and understand more about the human experience.”
Italian-Australian pianist Jonathan Ferrucci has given concerts across Europe, Australia and the United States, performing in Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall in London, Carnegie Weill Hall in New York, and the Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy, among other venues.
His recent work has been focused around music by J.S. Bach, with performances of the Goldberg Variations in Europe and the US and a recording of the complete Toccatas, soon to be released worldwide. Alongside his training with Giovanni Carmassi in Florence and Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, his artistic sensitivity has been profoundly influenced by Angela Hewitt, who has been a mentor since 2014, and by his studies with Robert Levin, Aldo Ciccolini, and Zhu Xiao-Mei. His journey has been inspired along the way by masterclasses with Murray Perahia, Richard Goode, Christian Zacharias, Dmitri Bashkirov and Peter Frankl. Parallel to his time spent at the piano, Jonathan is a dedicated Ashtanga Yoga practitioner. He considers Yoga integral to his work as a musician and essential in life.