Warren Jones

Warren Jones enjoys an eclectic career that has taken him to virtually every corner of the musical world. He performs with preeminent artists, including Stephanie Blythe and Anthony Dean Griffey, and serves as principal pianist for the California-based chamber music ensemble, Camerata Pacifica. In the past, he has partnered with such noted performers as Kathleen Battle, Judith Blegen, Christine Brewer, Barbara Bonney, Håkan Hagegård, Thomas Hampson, Marilyn Horne, Salvatore Licitra, James Morris, Samuel Ramey, Martti Talvela, Tatiana Troyanos, and Carol Vaness. He has appeared in concert with the Borromeo and Juilliard String Quartets as well.

Mr. Jones is a longtime faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music and a former faculty member at the Music Academy of the West, and recently finished an appointment as artist-in-residence at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. In 2017, Mr. Jones was invited by the National Association of Teachers of Singing to be the inaugural master teacher in their intern program for young collaborative pianists at the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. Later that year, he served as artist-in-residence in opera at the New England Conservatory and at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Mr. Jones has received the Achievement Award from the Music Teachers National Association of America, and has been selected as Collaborative Pianist of the Year by Musical America. In the summer of 2018, he inaugurated an innovative vocal workshop program at the Manchester Music Festival in Vermont for young singers and pianists. His 2019 schedule includes a residency at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he will teach and perform alongside members of the Takács Quartet.

As an invited guest at the White House, Mr. Jones has performed for state dinners in honor of the leaders of Canada, Italy, and Russia, and has been the guest of the Supreme Court Justices for musical afternoons in the East Conference Room at the Court three times. As a jurist, he has participated in the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions, the Montreal International Vocal Competition, the Naumberg Awards, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

A graduate of the New England Conservatory and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mr. Jones was honored with the Doctor of Music degree from SFCM, and recently selected as a faculty member by the board of trustees at MSM. His discography contains thirty-one recordings on every major label in classical, romantic, and contemporary repertory. His conducting appearances are similarly varied: he has led performances of Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Mascagni's L'amico Fritz, Mozart's Die Zauberfloete, Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. In 2014, he conducted the world premiere of a new operatic version of A Christmas Carol at the Houston Grand Opera.


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