Jon Thorne joined the Badke Quartet in April 2009 and is also the violist in the Abbracci Piano Quartet. In addition to his work with the Badke Quartet, Jon has played with many of the major orchestras in the UK and has appeared on numerous film releases, including Batman: The Dark Knight and The Mummy Returns. Jon also performs on many pop albums, from Amy Winehouse to Primal Scream. Jon is a strong believer in music education and is a Viola & Chamber Music Professor at the Royal Academy of Music. Previously he taught viola at the Royal College of Music (2001–2011), the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2006–2011) and the Royal Holloway University. He is a viola and chamber music coach for various courses and has given masterclasses at festivals across the UK and Europe. He is also a trustee of Vacation Chamber Orchestras.