Jonathan Hassan studied at the Royal College of Music. He is currently principal horn with English Touring Opera and is on the extras list for the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Jon recently completed a trial for second horn with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and regularly plays in Les Miserables in London's West End. He played in the West End production of West Side Story, and has toured the UK with several shows including West Side Story, Singing in the Rain and Oklahoma!

Jon has also recorded several soundtracks for the BBC, and performed concertos with orchestras in London and Plymouth. As a horn teacher he is a member of staff at St. Paul's Cathedral School and the University of Roehampton.

A motoring enthusist, Jon drove a fast car until recently, and is now looking for a second-hand Skoda.