Patrick John Jones
2015 RPS Composition Prize Winner
Commission: chamber work, Philharmonia Orchestra, Music of Today 2016
Patrick John Jones (b. 1989, London) is a British composer currently based in York whose music has been performed by artists and groups such as the Britten Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic's Ensemble 10/10, Mahan Esfahani, Jane Chapman, Dark Inventions, The Fidelio Trio, Lontano, The Kreutzer Quartet, The Ligeti Quartet, and Octandre.
He has received commissions and performances from a variety of new music promoters, including Sound & Music for their Portfolio scheme and New Dots. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Britten Sinfonia’s OPUS2014 commission.
Patrick was recently a composer in residence at The Banff Centre in Alberta, funded by The Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust. Current projects include a commission for The University of York Symphony Orchestra and an Arts Council funded recording and publishing initiative in collaboration with Dark Inventions and the University of York Music Press.
After taking courses in composition with Thomas Simaku and Roger Marsh during his BA in Music at The University of York, he continued studies to masters level at Kings College London with Rob Keeley. He is now working towards a PhD in Composition at The University of York, supervised by Thomas Simaku and funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
Ricardo Castro: International pianist who established a flourishing youth music programme in Bahià, Brazil. Awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2013.
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