An Indonesian-American and native of Southern California, pianist Jonathan Mamora strives to uplift and positively influence others using music as a means for service.
Jonathan’s performances have taken him throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and he is a prizewinner of several regional and international competitions, most recently in the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, the Dallas International Piano Competition, and the Eastman Piano Concerto Competition. He has also performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Dallas Chamber Symphony, Waring Festival Orchestra, Eastman Philharmonia, Eastman Wind Ensemble, and Coachella Valley Symphony. He was recently a featured artist for the LA Phil Affiliates in the Desert.
He often performs as a collaborative pianist for vocalists, instrumentalists, ensembles, and choirs. As a collaborator, Jonathan holds a graduate assistantship in accompanying at the Eastman School of Music and has received the Eastman Excellence in Accompanying Award. He also values education as an important tool in music making. He serves as an instructor in music theory at Eastman and teaches piano for the Eastman Community Music School.
Jonathan is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at the Eastman School of Music, studying with and serving as studio assistant for Douglas Humpherys. He received his Bachelor of Music from La Sierra University and his Master of Music from The Juilliard School. His previous teachers include Elvin Rodríguez and Hung-Kuan Chen.
2022 Third Olga Kern International Piano Competition First Prize and Best Contemporary Piece Prize Winner.