Patrons:
Judith Weir CBE, Master of the Queen's Music
David Matthews

Jon Cross

I am a (very) amateur violin player with a particular interest in film music (I play with the Enfield Film Orchestra).   I started composing only in middle age, with no previous composing experience.   It’s been a steep learning curve but an incredibly rewarding one and the feedback from the other members of the LCF has been instrumental in my progression.   My solo violin piece, “My Eyes Ache, Yet I Dare Not Close Them” was performed in the virtual LCF concert, “HOMEWORK”.   My piece for clarinet consort was performed in 2021 and will have an orchestral piece performed later this year. In 2022 I was a semi-finalist in the Cipriani Competition for film composition. 

Sample works

My Eyes Ache, Yet I Dare Not Close for solo violin (at 32.40)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vmt-ionqFY

 

Final entry for Cipriani competition 2022 (visuals provided by the competition)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPSzevAR3VM

 

Today, the Sun Rose in The South.   1st part of an orchestral trilogy inspired by The Three Body Problem books

https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-cross-730255688/today-the-sun-rose-in-the-south?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

 

In This Forest, Hell is Other People.   2nd part of an orchestral trilogy inspired by The Three Body Problem books

https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-cross-730255688/in-this-forest-hell-is-other-people?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

 

If We Lose Our Human Nature, We Lose Much. 3rd part of an orchestral trilogy inspired by The Three Body Problem books

https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-cross-730255688/if-we-lose-our-human-nature-we-lose-much?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

 

Quiet Satisfaction(MDS). String piece reflecting on my successful completion of the Marathon Des Sables

https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-cross-730255688/quiet-satisfactionmds?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing