Biography

PIANIST

MADELAINE JONES

BIOGRAPHY

 

 

"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

 

 

A refreshingly eclectic and innovative musician, Madelaine Jones is a prize-winning pianist and composer. Her time studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire (with Penelope Roskell and Douglas Finch) and the Royal College of Music (with Niel Immelman and Errollyn Wallen) has led Madelaine to embrace a musical career that encompasses a wide range of performance, composition and pedagogical pursuits across the UK. As a soloist, 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 led to performances in the Southbank Centre’s Alchemy Festival (alongside the Balbir Singh Dance company) and at St. John Smith’s Square. She is also a founding member of the Bishop Ensemble, and performs regularly with duo partner, Monteverdi Choir soprano Angela Hicks.

As a composer, Madelaine’s recent projects include The Glass House, a commission from Carlisle-based company Dance Ahead for a large-scale community dance work, and a commission for nude pianist premiered in Paris in March 2017. She frequently performs her own works (including the forthcoming premiere of her Songs Of Pimlico with mezzo-soprano Hannah Crerar), 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 also in demand as a teacher and lecturer on music. Recent engagements include an invitation to return to Trinity Laban as a guest lecturer (delivering talks on the interpretation of composer-pianists’ works), having lectured on the piano works of Igor Stravinsky the previous year.

 

 

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