Luke Jones has a growing reputation as an artist and has won prizes and earned admiration for his playing from notable musicians.
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 in Britain (venues such as Eaton Square - London, Dora Stoutzker Hall - Cardiff, Barber Institute - Birmingham, Pump Room - Bath etc.) Italy, Austria (Wienersaal - Salzburg) and Slovenia and has won prizes in competitions around Europe notably 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 was awarded the RNCM Chopin Prize for his performance of the 12 Etudes, Op.10. He has also had broadcasts of his performances on BBC Wales Radio, S4C Television, Radio Vaticana and Telepace in Italy. He has performed 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, Birkenhead 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 tutelage of Maestro Carlo Grante. Currently he is now studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester under Professor Frank Wibaut. Luke has been fortunate to have had masterclasses/lessons with pianists Leslie Howard, Sergejs Osokins, Bernard Roberts, Bryce Morrison, Radoslav Kvapil, Hamish Milne, Peter Donohoe, Stephen Hough, Llyr Williams, David Wilde and Philippe Cassard. Outside of performing, Luke is also a piano teacher at the Manchester Piano Room.
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