Jonathan Graham, from Bishopbriggs, has played since the age of 10. He developed an interest in bagpipes from an early age through hearing his Grandfather play on a regular basis and so begun lessons at The National Piping Centre. When he wanted to take his piping seriously he started going to Roddy MacLeod MBE for weekly tuition. He has taught at The National Piping Centre since 2009 and also currently tutors foreign students at Edinburgh University. He graduated in 2012 with a First Class Honours Degree in Scottish music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
He is a keen and successful solo competitor winning prizes at prestigious competitions such as The Argyllshire Gathering and The Scottish Highland Society of London.
He has played in many pipe bands, most recently the Grade 1 Scottish Power Pipe Band, and has also travelled the world representing Scotland with the National Youth Pipe Band. Jonathan has been invited to teach & perform all over the world as a soloist, for example; at the Italian Summer Piping School, at the McCrimmon Trophy in Lorient, at New York’s Tartan Week celebrations in 2005 & 2011, and has appeared on various tv shows including Blue Peter, Flog It & Channel 4s ‘T4′.
Career highlights include travelling all over the world playing for the likes of the Queen, the Dali Lama and being selected as the lone ‘Hero Piper’ at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Handover Ceremony performing to 60,000 in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, India televised to 1 billion people.