At the age of fifteen, Jonathan Burke was prompted by a deep interest in music to walk into Cambridge University and introduce himself to the audio/visual aids department. Just a few days later he found himself working for the school’s archaeology and anthropology department on the BBC’s ambitious Domesday project. …Fast forward twenty-eight years, three continents, and a heck-of-a-lot less hair, and Jonathan’s love of music has combined with his knowledge of theatre and technology to make a sought-after and award-winning sound designer, engineer, consultant and educator.


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At the age of fifteen, Jonathan Burke was prompted by a deep interest in music to walk into Cambridge University and introduce himself to the audio/visual aids department. Just a few days later he found himself working for the school’s archaeology and anthropology department on the BBC’s ambitious Domesday project. …Fast forward twenty-eight years, three continents, and a heck-of-a-lot less hair, and Jonathan’s love of music has combined with his knowledge of theatre and technology to make him a sought-after and award-winning sound designer, engineer, consultant and educator.



TESTIMONIALS



TESTIMONIALS

“The technical achievement of the night was the sound design by Jonathan Burke… it created a showcase of inventive variety, volume and clarity. This is exactly what was needed in a show where the song was the thing.”

—Tony Frankel, Stage and Cinema,
on “Lonesome Traveler”
at the Rubicon Theatre

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“Jonathan Burke is my favorite sound designer, and as far as I’m concerned the best in Southern California. He knows how to adjust for the space he’s in, has a great ear, attention to detail, and skills that encompass the entire range of sound design. He’s also easy to work with and brings a great sense of humor—a prerequisite in working with me.”

—Lewis Wilkenfeld,
Artistic Director,
Cabrillo Music Theatre Director

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“I think Jonathan’s greatest talent lies is his ability to get the best design out of a budget, and striking a great balance between defending his needs without becoming a difficult team player.”

—Brian Mohr, Sound Designer, Kronos Quartet, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, John Adams

Image: Equipment
Image: Equipment

“The technical achievement of the night was the sound design by Jonathan Burke… it created a showcase of inventive variety, volume and clarity. This is exactly what was needed in a show where the song was the thing.”

—Tony Frankel, Stage and Cinema,
on “Lonesome Traveler”
at the Rubicon Theatre



“Jonathan Burke is my favorite sound designer, and as far as I’m concerned the best in Southern California. He knows how to adjust for the space he’s in, has a great ear, attention to detail, and skills that encompass the entire range of sound design. He’s also easy to work with and brings a great sense of humor—a prerequisite in working with me.”

—Lewis Wilkenfeld, Artistic Director,
Cabrillo Music Theatre

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“I think Jonathan’s greatest talent lies is his ability to get the best design out of a budget, and striking a great balance between defending his needs without becoming a difficult team player.”

—Brian Mohr, Sound Designer, Kronos Quartet, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, John Adams


AWARDS

AWARDS

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Winner “Best Sound Design, Musical”
| 2013-2014 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 |
| 2009-2010 |
“Outstanding Sound Design”
2007-2008
Ovation Awards
Nominated “LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards—Sound Design (Large Theatre)”
| 2011-2012 | 2009-2010 | 2007-2008 |

Ovation
Nominated “LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards—Sound Design (Large Theatre)”
2011-2012 | 2009-2010 | 2007-2008


Scenies Award
Winner “Best Sound Design, Musical”
2013-2014 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010
“Outstanding Sound Design”
2007-2008


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