Jones, Andrea

Andrea Jones graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1996, having studied violin with Howard Davis and Mateja Marinkovic and baroque violin with Simon Standage and Elisabeth Wallfisch. Her subsequent membership of the European Union Baroque Orchestra led to a varied and busy career as a freelance performer working with the majority of British period instrument ensembles; including co-leader or section leader with many orchestras including; Musica Antiqua Koln, The King’s Consort, The Gabrieli Consort, The Sixteen, The Academy of Ancient Music, The Hanover Band, The Early Opera Company and The Avison Ensemble. Andrea has also combined her orchestral and chamber music activities with extensive commercial recording, TV and film work.

Teaching has always been a significant part of Andrea’s core activity and she has more than 25 years’ experience in this area. In 2004, she began working at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as a teacher and lecturer, undertaking the role of BMus Award leader in 2013. In 2015 Andrea was appointed Head of Learning and Teaching and, as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2016) she is also involved with many aspects of supporting development for staff and student experience.