Jonathan Rouse has been Principal Bass of the Austin Symphony Orchestra since 2016 and Assistant Principal Bass of the Austin Opera since 2018. Other positions include Assistant Principal Bass of South Carolina Philharmonic, Augusta Symphony and Winston-Salem Symphony, as well as Section Bass with Charleston and Greenville Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Fort Worth Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic.
Jonathan has worked with world renowned conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Kurt Masur, Robert Spano, Christoph Eschenbach, Paavo Järvi, Charles Dutoit, Alan Gilbert, Franz Welser-Möst and Gianandrea Noseda. Internationally, Jonathan has performed with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra in Germany, as well as the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland. He also played for two seasons as section bassist with L’Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada.
Jonathan holds degrees from the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and the University of South Carolina.