Madelaine Jones is a prize-winning pianist and composer based in London. She was born in Kent, winning the Medway Young Musicians Awards at the age of 15, before moving to London to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. There she studied piano, with a second study in improvisation & composition and harpsichord, with Penelope Roskell, Douglas Finch and James Johnstone respectively. During her time at Trinity Laban, she was the winner of various prizes and competitions, including the John Halford Piano Competition for Contemporary Music and the Gladys Puttick Extemporisation Competition (along with duo partner, dancer Adam Russell). Upon graduation, she was awarded the TCM Trust Silver Medal for Keyboard Studies, and the Nancy Thomas Prize for the highest achieving undergraduate pianist. She is currently studying privately with Niel Immelman.
Madelaine also has a passion for ensemble playing, fuelled by her work alongside local choirs during her teenage years. Her choral accompaniment experience has included working alongside the BBC Singers, the Medway Singers and the Trinity Laban Early Music Ensemble, and she has played continuo in the Greenwich International Early Music Festival. She has also performed extensively across the UK as a founding member of the Bishop Ensemble, and with Monteverdi Choir soprano Angela Hicks.
Madelaine is also a keen composer and writer: recent composition commissions include creating the music for a large-scale dance projects based in Carlisle and Newcastle, and her writing experience includes reviewing for Bachtrack and guest-posting on the Cross-Eyed Pianist Blog and Zeitschichten.