Simon Jones studied at Bristol, Oxford and
York Universities, gaining his PhD in string performance practice
He was appointed leader of the European Baroque Orchestra in its
inaugural year and subsequently spent several years touring and
recording with most of the leading period instrument groups,
enjoying principal posts with The Academy of Ancient Music, The
Brandenburg Consort and The King’s Consort, of which he was
concertmaster from 1997 to 2004.
As a performer Simon has a busy chamber and solo career involving
performances and recordings both in the UK and abroad as well as
commercial work for film and TV.
As a leader he performs and records with The Sixteen, Florilegium,
and The Dunedin Consort, appearing as leader and soloist on several
of their critically-acclaimed recordings. Simon is also one of the
leaders of the exciting chamber ensemble Arcangelo, whose
recently-released CD Arias for Guadagni (with counter-tenor Iestyn
Davies) has just won a 2012 Gramophone Award.
Forthcoming engagements include orchestral concerts in the UK,
Holland and Asia, a chamber tour of Germany and Austria, recordings
with Hyperion and Deutsche Grammophon, and appearances at the
Musikverein, The Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall.