Jon Grave - tenor

Born in Newcastle, Jon achieved early success in the Choirboy of the Year competition and in his first operatic role as Amahl.  His thirty operatic roles, with groups such as the Northern Sinfonia include: Tamino (Magic Flute), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Gherado (Gianni Schicchi), Spoletta (Tosca), Remendado (Carmen), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), and all the major Gilbert & Sullivan roles.

As a talented trumpeter Jon studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, before focusing solely on a vocal career with Adrian Thompson, Margaret Humphrey-Clark, and after graduating with Colin Baldy in Italy.  Jon’s worldwide performances in venues as diverse as the Kremlin and famous sports stadia include; major film soundtracks, over forty different oratorios, performances for the Royal Family, live broadcasts and solo recordings.  He was runner-up in the Classic FM Live & Uploaded competition, and has taken lead roles in two films.  

Jon lectures in singing at the University of Chichester, is Assistant Director of Music at the Prebendal School, Chichester and is artistic director of West Sussex Opera (WSO).