The McIntire Department of Music presents a solo piano recital by Martin Jones on Sunday, September 29th at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall. The program will feature the US premiere of Bruce Mahin's Paris Préludes and will also include works by Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, Samuel Barber and Richard Rodney Bennett.
Martin Jones, one of Britain's most highly regarded solo pianists, studied at London's Royal Academy of Music with Guido Agosti, Guy Jonson, and Gordon Green. He won the Dame Myra Hess award in 1968, and has been highly regarded in the international arena since his debuts at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and in New York's Carnegie Hall. He is one of Britain's most highly regarded solo pianists, in demand for recitals and concerto performances on both sides of the Atlantic.
Jones has performed with various orchestras throughout the world, including the London Festival Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Welsh Orchestra. Mr. Jones is a prolific recording artist and since 1988 has recorded many discs for Nimbus Records. This includes the complete solo piano works of Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, Debussy, Percy Grainger, Szymanowski (voted Best Instrumental Recording of 1996 by the Spanish magazine CD Compact) and the sonatas of Alun Hoddinott. The soundtrack of the film ‘Howards End’ features Martin Jones performing Grainger’s Bridal Lullaby and Mock Morris.