Jones, Simon

Simon Jones

Simon Jones studied at Bristol, Oxford and York Universities, gaining his PhD in string performance practice in 2003.

He was appointed leader of the European Baroque Orchestra in its inaugural year and subsequently spent several years touring and recording with most of the leading period instrument groups, enjoying principal posts with The Academy of Ancient Music, The Brandenburg Consort and The King’s Consort, of which he was concertmaster from 1997 to 2004.

As a performer Simon has a busy chamber and solo career involving performances and recordings both in the UK and abroad as well as commercial work for film and TV.

As a leader he performs and records with The Sixteen, Florilegium, and The Dunedin Consort, appearing as leader and soloist on several of their critically-acclaimed recordings. Simon is also one of the leaders of the exciting chamber ensemble Arcangelo, whose recently-released CD Arias for Guadagni (with counter-tenor Iestyn Davies) has just won a 2012 Gramophone Award.

Forthcoming engagements include orchestral concerts in the UK, Holland and Asia, a chamber tour of Germany and Austria, recordings with Hyperion and Deutsche Grammophon, and appearances at the Musikverein, The Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall.