Jonathan Henderson trained with Europe’s leading flute professors and has carved out a multifaceted musical career spanning from Australia to the Nordic countries. Appointed at age twenty-four, he held the position of principal flute of the Estonian National Opera Orchestra from 2012-2019. Orchestral engagements and recitals have seen Jonathan perform in concert halls and opera houses in Australia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal and England, including performances at the Lucerne Festival, Audi Sommerkonzerte and BBC Proms.
He has appeared as guest principal flute with the Turku and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestras (Finland) and has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Festival Orchestra and MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra. As concerto soloist, Jonathan gave the world premiere of a new flute concerto composed for him by Australian Composer Lisa Cheney, commissioned by the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also appeared as soloist with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian National Opera Orchestra. He is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium (Australia), Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (Germany), Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Haute École de Musique de Genève (Switzerland).
In April 2020 Jonathan was appointed as a permanent member/flute soloist with one of Australia’s most celebrated chamber ensembles, the Southern Cross Soloists, after appearing regularly with the group as Associate Artist in their 2019 QPAC Subscription Series.