Cerys Jones

Cerys Jones

Cerys Jones enjoys a distinguished performing career as a chamber musician and leader of London session orchestras. 

Cerys graduated from the Royal College of Music having studied with Rodney Friend, Michaela Comberti, Adrian Butterfield and Gordan Nikolič. As a postgraduate, she studied in the class of Lewis Kaplan at the Juilliard School. 

As a violinist of the Heath Quartet, Cerys has performed in the most prestigious concert halls and festivals worldwide, has broadcast live on British, French and German radio, and has recorded for Wigmore Live label (Tippett string quartets) and Harmonia Mundi (Tchaikovsky and Bartok quartets). The quartet has collaborated with Igor Levit, Adrian Brendel, Carolyn Sampson, Stephen Hough, Brett Dean, James Baillieu, Anthony Marwood, Lawrence Power and Richard Lester amongst many other wonderful chamber musicians worldwide. 

Outside of the Heath Quartet, Cerys has played as a guest with the Nash Ensemble and with the DSCH ensemble in Portugal, recording the complete Shostakovich chamber music. Cerys can also be heard as a soloist performing with Katherine Broderick and James Baillieu on Katherine's latest CD Chanson Perpétuelle on the Champs Hill label. 

Cerys has won numerous national and international awards for her solo and chamber music performances, including the 2016 Gramophone Award, the 2013 RPS Young Artists award, Borletti-Buitoni award and Nord Metal Mecklenburg-Vorpommern chamber music award with the Heath Quartet, and the Hattori, Solti, MBF, Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and Countess of Munster awards as a soloist.

Cerys lives in Cardiff with her husband Thomas Blunt and her two children Harry and Scarlett. Cerys plays on a wonderful copy of the Il Cannone ex-Paganini Guarneri del Gesù violin made by luthier Melvin Goldsmith.