PIANIST & COMPOSER

MADELAINE JONES

Photography by Andrew Mason

 

"a performance that caught the full emotional sweep and virtuosity of this music: a committed, bravura performance founded on solid technique and undeniable musicality" - The Cross-Eyed Pianist

 

"remarkable finger-dexterity" - Eastbourne Herald

 

"Her playing throughout was marvellously controlled, and she achieved a remarkable level of clarity in the faster passages" - Berkhamstead Gazette

 

 

An eclectic and innovative musician, Madelaine Jones is a prize-winning pianist and composer. As a solo pianist, she has won numerous competitions and prizes, including the John Halford Contemporary Piano Competition, and Trinity Laban’s Silver Medal for Keyboard, and her work as a chamber musician has included performances at Cadogan Hall, St. John Smith's Square, and in the Southbank Centre’s Alchemy Festival, alongside the Balbir Singh Dance company. She is also a founding member of the Bishop Ensemble.

As a composer, Madelaine’s recent commissions include Fairground Reminiscence, a Newcastle-based installation and dance piece exploring the lives of fairground folk, and Exposure, a piece for nude pianist, premiered in Paris in March 2017. She frequently performs her own works, and those of other contemporaneous composers, having given the UK premiere of Emile Naoumoff’s Passacaglia Fugata (published by Schott), and 4 Memento Mori by Norwegian composer Marcus Paus.

 

Madelaine is a graduate of both Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where she studied with Penelope Roskell and Douglas Finch, and the Royal College of Music, where she studied with Niel Immelman and Errollyn Wallen. Her time at the two institutions has led Madelaine to embrace a musical career that encompasses a wide range of performance, composition and pedagogical pursuits across the UK. She is currently undertaking research at the Open University into the use of lip-synching in live classical music performance.