Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale


Tuesday February 5th 2.00 pm

Luke Jones (piano)

Debussy: Images Book 1

Brahms: Vars on a theme of Paganini Book 1

Chopin: Ballade no 4 Op 52

Medtner: Sonata no 9 in A minor Op 30

dmission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand

Luke Jones is a Welsh pianist. Originally from Wrexham in North Wales, he started playing the piano at the age of 5 and made his debut recital at the Wrexham Arts Centre aged 10. Since then he has performed all over Britain in venues such as Eaton Square - London, Dora Stoutzker Hall - Cardiff, Barber Institute - Birmingham, Pump Room - Bath etc. He has also performed in Italy, Austria (Wienersaal - Salzburg), Spain (Palau de la Musica Catalana - Barcelona), Majorca and Slovenia and has won prizes in competitions around Europe notably 2nd Prize and Mompou Prize at the prestigious Maria Canals International Piano Competition, 1st Prize at the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition, 1st Prize in "Aci Bertoncelj" International Piano Competition, Slovenia. 1st Prize in "Section A" Chopin-Roma International Piano Competition, Italy, and 3rd Prize in the Manchester International Concerto Competition, UK. He was also the recipient of the 16-19 'Blue Ribbon' Instrumental Award at the National Eisteddfod in Wales. Most recently, Luke performed Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 at the Palau De la Musica Catalana in Barcelona to a packed audience in the Final of the Maria Canals International Piano Competition. Furthermore, he has had broadcasts of his performances on BBC Wales Radio, S4C Television, Radio Vaticana and Telepace in Italy.

He has performed Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya, Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto with the Manchester Camerata and the Liszt No.1, Mozart K488 and Grieg concertos with other British orchestras. At the age of 5 he studied with Eva Warren, and then at the age of 8 began studying with concert pianist Andrew Wilde. Subsequently at the age of 11 he was awarded a place at Chetham's School of Music where he studied under the Head of Keyboard, Murray McLachlan from 2006-2013. Between 2013-2015 he studied at Conservatorio di Musica 'Lorenzo Perosi' Campobasso under the guidance of Mº Carlo Grante. Currently he is studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester where he has studied with Prof. Frank Wibaut and is now currently under the tutelage of Prof. Dina Parakhina.


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