Pianist Warren Jones enjoys a notably eclectic career that has taken him to virtually every cornerof the musical world. He performs with some of today’s best-known artists: Stephanie Blythe, Anthony Dean Griffey, Eric Owens, John Relyea, and Richard “Yongjae” O’Neill,and he is the Principal Pianist for the exciting California-based chamber music ensemble, Camerata Pacifica. In the past. he has partnered such great performers as Marilyn Horne, Håkan Hagegård, Kathleen Battle, Samuel Ramey, Carol Vaness,Judith Blegen, Salvatore Licitra, Tatiana Troyanos, Thomas Hampson, James Morris, and Martti Talvela. He is a longtime faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music and a former faculty member at the Music Academy of the West, and recently has been appointed Artist in Residence in Music at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
In 2017, Mr. Jones was invited by the National Association of Teachers of Singing to be the inaugural Master Teacher in their Intern Program for young collaborative pianists at the University of Toronto; and served as Artist in Residence in Opera at New England Conservatory and at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Mr. Jones received the “Achievement Award” for 2011 from the Music Teachers National Association of America, their highest honor; and in 2010 he was selected as “Collaborative Pianist of the Year” by the publication Musical America. He has been an invited guest at the White House to perform for state dinners in honor of the leaders of Canada, Russia, and Italy; and three times the invited guest of the Justices of the United States Supreme Court for musical afternoons in the East Conference Room at the Court. As a musical jurist, he has participated in judging the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions, and the Naumberg Awards—and he will join the jury of the Montreal International Vocal Competition in the Spring of 2018. A graduate of both New England Conservatory and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mr. Jones currently serves as a faculty member on the Board of Trustees at MSM, on the NEC Board of Visitors, and has been honored with the Doctor of Music degree from SFCM. His discography contains thirty-one recordings on every major label in a wide range of classical, romantic, and contemporary repertory.