Le Salon de Musiques – Chamber Music in San Diego, La Jolla – Chamber Music Series

Jonah Sirota

Composer, producer, and violist Jonah Sirota is equally at home scoring and recording music for TV, film, and video games, writing concert music, and performing as a soloist and chamber musician. A 2022 fellow in the Sundance Film Music Intensive, his soundtrack for the NPR web documentary “Return of the American Bison” was nominated for a regional Emmy award in 2019. He has played on numerous projects including as violist and arranger for Lindsay Marcus’ score to the 2021 Oscar-winning animated short If Anything Happens I Love You…, and major cinematic releases including Avatar: The Way of Water, and The Mandalorian. Jonah was the violist of the recently-disbanded Chiara String Quartet for all of its 18 years. With the Chiara Quartet, he toured internationally, recorded seven albums and played in numerous major venues worldwide. He is sought after as a session player and regularly plays with major orchestras, including the Long Beach Symphony, where he is Assistant Principal Viola. He coaches chamber music at the Colburn School, teaches viola at Cal State University Fullerton and the Greenwood Music Camp, and gives viola and composition masterclasses and residencies across the country. He resides in South Pasadena, CA.