Philip Jones Orpheus and Eurydice Saturday 2 July 2011
Philip Jones, countertenor and ex-chorister of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Choir, won scholarships from the “Vivian Prins Memorial Award” and “Edward & Helen Hague Award” to study at the Royal College of Music. Here, Philip completed a Masters in Advanced Vocal Performance gaining a Distinction, under the tuition of Russell Smythe.
He has also gained a First Class Honours in voice at Birmingham Conservatoire, under the tuition of Julian Pike, where he also studied the violin and baroque violin with Michael Seal and Diane Terry as well as receiving coaching from Michael Chance.
A finalist in the Lies Askonas Singing Competition, Philip has appeared in masterclasses with David Daniels and James Bowman, and he is generously supported by the Josephine Baker Trust.
He is also a Britten-Pears Young Artist, where he has been coached privately in English Song by Ian Partridge and Ann Murray and Bach with Mark Padmore.
Recent solo work has taken Philip to Quimper and Nieul in France, Pavia in Italy, National Music Festival in Israel, CBSO Centre, Cadogan Hall and St John’s Smith Square.
Recent work includes: Pergolesi’s solo cantata, Salve Regina with Florilegium, Dido & Aeneas with Collegio Ghislieri’s Arìon Consort, Messiah with David Hill, Christmas Oratorio with the Choir of the Royal Holloway & RCM Baroque orchestra and Come ye sons of Art for Laurence Cummings and the London Handel Festival. Opera roles include: Orimeno (Erismena) for New Chamber Opera, Apollo (Il Pastor Fido) conducted by Laurence Cummings for the London Handel Festival, Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for the Benjamin Britten Opera School at the Royal College of Music, title role of Flavio (cover) with English Touring Opera, Narciso (Agrippina) for the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Raphael (Tobias and the Angel) for the Buxton Opera Festival, Ottone (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Endimione (La Calisto) and Apollo (Psyche)