Luke Jones is a Welsh pianist. Originally from Wrexham in North Wales, he started playing the piano at the age of 5 and made his debut recital at Oriel Wrecsam aged 10. Since then he has performed all over Britain and Europe in prestigious venues such as the Bridgewater Hall, Eaton Square, St George’s Hall Bristol, Salle Cortot (Paris), Wienrsaal (Salzburg), Philharmonie de Luxembourg and Palau de la Musica Catalana (Barcelona).
He has won prizes in competitions around Europe notably 2nd Prize and Mompou Prize at the prestigious Maria Canals International Piano Competition, 1st Prize at the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition, 1st Prize in "Aci Bertoncelj" International Piano Competition, Slovenia. 1st Prize in "Section A" Chopin-Roma International Piano Competition, Italy, and 3rd Prize in the Manchester International Concerto Competition, UK. Most recently, Luke was awarded the RNCM Gold Medal, the college's highest award for performance and the 19 and Over Instrumental Blue Riband at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Furthermore, he has had broadcasts of his performances on BBC Wales Radio, S4C Television, Radio Vaticana and Telepace in Italy. He has performed with orchestras such as BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Manchester Camerata, Orchestra of the Swan and Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya.
He began playing the piano at the age of 5 and has studied at Chetham’s School of Music and in Italy. He recently completed a bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours at the RNCM and will be continuing his studies there on the Masters’ Programme with a full scholarship from the ABRSM, he will continue his studies under the tutelage of Dina Parakhina.
Luke is kindly supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.