About Jonathan Paul Cambry
Jonathan Paul Cambry (b.1982) is a Haitian-American, classically trained pianist from the southside of Chicago who has been playing and performing since the age of 3. He now plays music of all genres. During this time, he was a student at the prestigious University of Chicago Laboratory Schools where is he a notable graduate. Thanks to his previous YouTube popularity, he was invited to perform in a gallery opening in New York, performances in Svendborg-Denmark, Amsterdam, Malaysia, Italy, and all over the United States. He started beginning studying piano as a child with pianist David Andrews using the Suzuki Method which Cambry uses to teach with beginner students. As he became much more developed as a pianist, his teachers following included notable jazz pianist Bethany Pickens, Mario Delli Ponti, Joseph Schwartz, Sedmara Zakarian Rutstein and Sanford Margolis. He received additional piano coaching from William Goldenberg, Graham Scott, and Kuang-Hao Huang. Jonathan Cambry was preview founder and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Chamber Opera Company.
Performances in 2010 also included Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Tustin, Dana Point in California, the Mile Hi Church in Lakewood, CO, Chicago, IL, New York City, NY, University of Montana-Missoula, and other locations in the Midwest. While at the University of Montana, Cambry was invited to lecture a class of 120 students in the business program to discuss how to promote yourself in the music world using online resources.
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There were many collaborations which included rappers, string players, opera singers and more.
Jonathan performed at DeSales Auditorium in Minnesota which he wanted to do to as a benefit to Haiti. In 2012, he performed at all of the locations in the Keys to the City Piano Festival that was created by the city of Chicago which included historic landmarks in Chicago – the Art Institute of Chicago, Adler Planetarium, Harold Washing Public Library, The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Willis Tower, United Airlines Building, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Fulton Hall and Mendel Hall at the University of Chicago.
Additional performances include Ida Noyes Hall and Fulton Hall at the University of Chicago. That year, Cambry also performed a number of works at the Make Music Chicago Festival and played for Grammy-Award winning Soviet-born pianist Emanuel Ax who invited Cambry to perform at the Chicago Symphony Center in with other great living pianists which included world renowned pianists Jorge Federico Osorio, Jeremy Denk, Reginald Robinson, Marc-André Hamelin, Orli Shaham, Valentina Lisitsa, Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes and others. After founding the American Chamber Opera company, Jonathan Cambry made appearances on NBC, WGN, and other networks. Cambry also founded the largest-monthly piano gatherings in Chicago where musicians play all types. Jonathan Paul Cambry is recognized as a notable Haitian-American musician and technology expert.