Juno-Award winning musician Jonathan Goldman is a bandoneonist and musicologist. After completing studies at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, he studied with accordionist Marin Nasturica between 1997 and 2000. He began to take a serious interest in tango in the late 1990s. He made an arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Double Concerto Hommage à Liège which was published in France in 2002 by Éditions Henry Lemoine. From 2003 to 2007, he performed, composed and arranged the music of the Montreal-based group Sweatshop Tango Ensemble, producing their début CD De la Main à la Boca in 2006. In 2007, they performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Since 2007, he has performed with Quartango, Canada’s first and foremost tango ensemble, becoming a permanent member in 2012. In 2015, their album Encuentro won a Juno Award for “Instrumental album of the year.” With Quartango, Jonathan Goldman appears regularly with Quebec soprano Marie-Josée Lord.

Other career highlights include a performance in December, 2009 of Luis Bacalov’s Misa Tango for bandoneon solo, choir and orchestra with the University of Victoria Symphony Orchestra, as well as a performance of Martin Palmeri’s Misa a Buenos Aires in Beloeil, Québec in 2011 with the Choeur de la Montagne and legendary string orchestra I Musici de Montréal. Jonathan Goldman also often performs in ParaTango, a duo with Canada’s premiere tango pianist Linda Lee Thomas.

Jonathan Goldman is currently Associate Professor of Musicology in the Faculty of Music of the University of Montreal.

Projects by Jonathan Goldman

Music in Difficult Times: Global—Plural Temporalities

Sound of Montréal

News about Jonathan Goldman

Study Day on intercultural music: Bali-Quebec and Beyond