Jonathan Rees has performed across the globe as cellist and gamba player with the UK's leading historical performance and chamber ensembles. He has performed as continuo / principal cellist and gamba soloist with the Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Arcangelo, Florilegium, Dunedin Consort, The Sixteen, ENO, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, La Nuova Musica and Solomon's Knot.
He performs in the UK and abroad with the viol consort Fretwork. He has performed as chamber musician and soloist at the Wigmore Hall, Edinburgh International Festival and London Baroque Festival, amongst others.
An Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Jonathan has taught undergraduate and postgraduate historical cello students at the Royal College of Music, given historical performance classes at the Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music, Royal Welsh College of Musica and Drama, Birmingham Conservatoire, Cambridge University and the Royal Northern College of Music. He has devised and led music workshops and children's concerts for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Brighton Early Music Festival and others.