Matthew Jones

Hailed by The Strad magazine as ‘a worthy successor to Lionel Tertis’, violist and violinist Matthew Jones is a member of the Bridge Duo and the Debussy Ensemble. Recent recital and chamber music venues include London’s Wigmore Hall and South Bank, and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. With duo partner Michael Hampton he made his critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2008. He was also a member of the Badke String Quartet when they won the 2007 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and performs regularly with Ensemble MidtVest in Denmark.

Matthew has recorded six CDs, including two Bridge Duo recordings of English music, one of Hilary Tann’s chamber music, one of Haflidi Hallgrimsson’s chamber works and most recently a Prokofiev disc for Naxos. In February 2009 he gave the world premiere of Derek Ball’s Viola Concerto with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra.

Matthew teaches violin, viola and chamber music at RWCMD and Charterhouse International Music Festival. He was a guest performer at the 2008 Menuhin Violin Competition and artist-in-residence at the 2008 Vale of Glamorgan Festival.  He has given masterclasses in Europe, USA, Australia and the Far East. He is passionate and active in the field of musical education for younger students through his work with such institutions as Pro Corda and Aldeburgh Young Musicians.

Swansea-born Matthew is also a composer, conductor, mathematics graduate and teacher of the Alexander Technique and Kundalini Yoga. For more information, visit http://www.matt-jones.com