Jonathan Mark Macpherson began his music education at the age of 7 when he learned to played the cornet in his primary school brass band. He completed his ABRSM Grade 8 with Distinction in 2013 with the help of Lynette Teo, who gave him the confidence to apply for the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Diploma in voice. He has both a Diploma in Music from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art and a Bachelor’s of Music with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music. Jonathan has performed in several opera productions, such as New Opera Singapore’s Die Fledermaus, Orfee aux enfer, SSO’s concert production of Carmen, NAFA’s vocal department production of Offenbach’s Les Deux Avuegles as Giraffier, Lîle de Tulipatan as Romboïdal, in Haydn’s La Canterina as Don Pelagio as well as the Singapore Lyric Opera’s production of Le Nozze Di Figaro as Don Basilio. In 2015, he sang the tenor solo in the Orchestra of the Music Maker’s outreach performance of Mahler’s 8th Symphony at Paragon and in 2018 was a Finalist in the Open category of the ASEAN Vocal Competition organised by the Singapore Lyric Opera.In 2020, Jonathan founded the new Early Music Acapella group “5AM”.
Having studied with Soprano Dr Jessica Chen at NAFA, Tenor David Rendall at the Royal College of Muisc and is trainee in the Singapore Lyric Opera’s Leow Siak Fah Young Artist Training Program, Jonathan is lyric tenor who has been described as an “Intelligent and expressive singer.”
At Madison Academy, Jonathan is aiming to cultivate love and passion to opera singing and inspire young generation of singers to venture out to the performing stages both in Singapore and worldwide.