Warren Jones, Piano More Info
Warren Jones has recently been named as Collaborative Pianist of the Year for 2010 by
Musical America. He performs with many of today's best-known artists, including
Stephanie Blythe, Denyce Graves, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Anthony Dean Griffey, Ruth Ann
Swenson, Bo Skovhus, Samuel Ramey, James Morris, John Relyea, and Joseph Alessi-and is
principal pianist for the exciting California-based chamber music group Camerata Pacifica.
In the past, he has partnered such great performers as Marilyn Horne, Håkan Hagegård,
Kathleen Battle, Barbara Bonney, Carol Vaness, Judith Blegen, Tatiana Troyanos, and Martti
Talvela. His collaborations have earned consistently high praise from many publications:
The Boston Globe termed him "flawless" and "utterly ravishing"; the New York
Times, "exquisite"; and the San Francisco Chronicle said simply, "He is the
single finest accompanist now working."
Mr. Jones has often been a guest artist at Carnegie Hall and in Lincoln Center's Great
Performers series, as well as the festivals of Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Caramoor. His
international travels have taken him to recitals at the Salzburg Festival, Milan's Teatro
alla Scala, the Maggio Musicale Festival in Florence, the Teatro Fenice in Venice, Paris'
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Opéra Bastille, Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in
London, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Cultural Centre in Hong Kong,
and theaters throughout Scandinavia and Korea. Mr. Jones has been invited three times to
the White House by American presidents to perform at concerts honoring the President of
Russia, and prime ministers of Italy and Canada-and three times he has appeared at the US
Supreme Court as a specially invited performer for the Justices and their guests.
Mr. Jones is a member of the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music. Each summer he
teaches and performs at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. For 10
years he was assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera and for three seasons served in
the same capacity at San Francisco Opera.