Jonathan Khor is a Malaysian classical and contemporary violinist. Ever since picking up the piano and violin at the tender age of 5, his passion in music grew and led him to live his dream of becoming a musician . Graduating from UCSI University with a degree in contemporary violin performance, he has performed in many corporate functions, music festivals, concerts, pubs and lounges, as well as taking part in many talent and music competitions, coming up in top 3 places.
Jonathan has recently played for the Langkawi Live Blues Festival and Publika Jazz Festival 2013. In 2011, Jonathan performed for the UCSI Contemporary Music Festival, playing along side Gonzalo Rubalcaba, opening for Sunway Lagoon's 2012 Countdown Party with great acts such as Rania from Korea and Ella from S.H.E. and many more.
Aside from being a performing musician, he is also a violin instructor in a private school and . He plans to pursue his post-graduate studies in the near future and hopes to bring up the modern contemporary sound of the violin in the music scene in Malaysia. He is also a member of 'Douche Manouche', a gypsy jazz band based in Kuala Lumpur and a member of ‘Juanophobia’ on the verge of launching their first album under Sony Music Entertainment Malaysia label.
Performances and Work Experiences
- MURFEST 2014 with Russell Curtis Project (7-8 Nov 2014)
- Session recording for PETRONAS Merdeka and Malaysia Day 2014: #AWALKTHROUGHTIME
- Swiss Watch Gallery's Time Kulture with Douche Manouche (August 2014)
- TWG Tea Salon launching at The Gardens (April 2014)
- Langkawi Live Festival with Russell Curtis Project (March 2014)
- Latin Ladies Association's 6th annual Latin American Charity Ball "VIVA LA VIDA" (Nov 2013)
- Ril's Bar, La Bodega, Mediteca and The Bee with Douche Manouche
- Publika Jazz Festival 2013 with Ray Cheong Band
- Martell Pure Gourmet Tippling Club Function with Douche Manouche (29th and 30th Oct 2013)
- Guiness Arthur's Day (Sept 2013)
- Organized open mics at SquareDotz (January 2013)
- 360 Celcius Fashion Lounge @Best Western Premier Hotel with John and Ganesh Duet (Sept 2012)
- Paradiso Lounge with John and Ganesh Duet (May 2012-July 2012)
- Spiral Lounge @Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre with John and Ganesh Duet(Aug 2012 – Oct 2012)
- 2012 Countdown Concert Party at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon alongside Ella from S.H.E., Rania, Da Monster and Dragon Red.(31st Dec 2011)
- UCSI' Inaugural Contemporary Music Festival (26th and 27th Nov 2011)
- Waikiki bar PJ every Thursday with Juanophobia – (Sept 2010-Feb 2012)
- Hakka Republic with Juanophobia– (every Saturday in February 2011)
- Leisure bay – (every Sunday from March 2011-August 2011)
- Mandolin Pub with Juanophobia (Nov 5th 2011)
- Backyard Jamfest with Juanophobia (Nov 17th 2010)
- Wedding Functions - Live Band and bridal march-in
- Corporate Functions - 1Malaysia 2010 Gala Dinner, Renovation expo at PWTC 2011, company dinners.
- Red FM's 60 Seconds to the Grammy's Finalist
- Magnum’s Passport to Fame Battle of the bands - Champion
- The Library’s Got Talent Or Not Season 2– 1st runner up
- Volkswagen’s POLO Rocks – 2nd runner up