Warren Jones recently received the 2011 "Achievement Award" from the Music Teachers National Association of America--their highest honor. He was named as "Collaborative Pianist of the Year" in 2010 by the publication Musical America, and in the same year received an Honorary Doctorate from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Mr. Jones performs regularly with many of today's best-known artists, including Stephanie Blythe, Denyce Graves, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Anthony Dean Griffey, Bo Skovhus, John Relyea, Joseph Alessi, and Richard "Yongjae" O'Neill. In the past he has partnered such great performers as Marilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey, Håkan Hagegård, Kathleen Battle, Barbara Bonney, Carol Vaness, Judith Blegen, Tatiana Troyanos and Martti Talvela--and performed with the Juilliard, Borromeo, and Brentano Quartets. His collaborations have earned consistently high praise from many publications: The Boston Globe termed him "flawless" and "utterly ravishing"; and The New York Times, "exquisite". Mr. Jones has often been a guest artist at Carnegie Hall and in Lincoln Center's "Great Performers Series," as well as the American summer festivals at Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Caramoor. Internationally he has appeared at every major venue in Europe, South America, Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong. Mr. Jones has been invited three times to the White House by American presidents to perform at concerts honoring the President of Russia, and Prime Ministers of Italy and Canada - and three times he has appeared at the U.S. Supreme Court as a specially invited performer for the Justices and their guests. In 2011 Mr. Jones returns to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for performances with Russian soprano Dina Kusznetsova and members of the Society. At Carnegie Hall, Mr. Jones participates often in Professional Training Workshops for young musicians as part of the Weill Education Institute. He has conducted sold-out, critically-acclaimed performances of Mascagni's "L'amico Fritz" with the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera and Rossini's "Il barbiere di Siviglia" at the Music Academy of the West. Mr. Jones' discography includes 29 recordings; he can be heard on every major record label, in diverse repertory from Schubert and Brahms to more esoteric compositions of Gretchaninoff, Clarke, and Smit, as well as contemporary works by Harbison and others. Mr. Jones is a member of the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, and each summer he teaches and performs at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. For ten years he was Assistant Conductor at the Metropolitan Opera and for three seasons served in the same capacity at San Francisco Opera. Mr. Jones is also a prominent musical jurist, having been a judge for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the Walter Naumberg Foundation Awards, and the Metropolitan Opera Auditions. 

Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. Jones grew up in North Carolina and graduated with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA--where he currently serves on the Board of Visitors. A resident of New York City, Mr. Jones enjoys cooking, exercise, historical novels, and lively political discussion. Please visit, which features a full listing of his recordings and itinerary

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