Warren Jones enjoys a notably eclectic career that has taken him to virtually every corner of the musical world. He performs with some of today’s best-known artists: Stephanie Blythe, Anthony Dean Griffey, Bo Skovhus, Eric Owens, John Relyea, and Richard O’Neill, and is the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Principal Pianist for the exciting Santa Barbara-based chamber music group Camerata Pacifica.
Mr. Jones has partnered such great performers as Marilyn Horne, Håkan Hagegård, Kathleen Battle, Samuel Ramey, Christine Brewer, Barbara Bonney, Carol Vaness, Salvatore Licitra, Tatiana Troyanos, Thomas Hampson, James Morris, and Martti Talvela. He is a member of the faculty of Manhattan School of Music as well as the Music Academy of the West, and in 2016 served as Artist-in Residence at Rutgers University. Mr. Jones received the “Achievement Award” for 2011 from the Music Teachers National Association of America, their highest honor; and In 2010 he was selected as “Collaborative Pianist of the Year” by Musical America.
Mr. Jones has been an invited guest at the White House to perform for state dinners in honor of the leaders of Canada, Russia, and Italy; and three times as the invited guest of the Justices of the United States Supreme Court for musical afternoons in the East Conference Room at the Court. A graduate of New England Conservatory and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mr. Jones currently serves on the NEC Board of Visitors and has been honored with the Doctor of Music degree from SFCM.
Mr. Jones’s discography contains 31 recordings on every major label in a wide range of repertory. His conducting repertory is similarly varied: he has led sold-out critically-acclaimed performances of Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Mozart’s Die Zauberfloete in recent years, and in December 2014 he conducted the world premiere of a new operatic version of A Christmas Carol, starring Jay Hunter Morris, music by Iain Bell and libretto by Simon Callow, at the Houston Grand Opera. Mr. Jones returned to the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera to conduct performances of Donizetti’s comedy Don Pasquale in the summer of 2015. In February 2016 he led an innovative new production of Menotti’s The Telephone and Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti for Tri-Cities Opera.
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