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Warren Jones works with the Chrisman Studio Artists

Geiringer Hall, Music Department UCSB

Pianist and conductor Warren Jones enjoys a notably eclectic career that has taken him to virtually every corner of the musical world.  pianist/conductor. Jones was born in Washington DC and currently lives in New York City. He is a long-time member of the faculty of Manhattan School of Music and former faculty at Music Academy of the West and Rutgers University. He is the guest artist in residence at New England Conservatory and North Carolina School of the Arts.

He performs with some of today’s best-known artists: Stephanie Blythe, Anthony Dean Griffey, Bo Skovhus, Eric Owens, John Relyea, and Richard “Yongjae” O’Neill—and is the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Principal Pianist for the exciting Santa Barbara-based chamber music group Camerata Pacifica. In the past he has partnered such great performers as Marilyn Horne, Håkan Hagegård, Kathleen Battle, Samuel Ramey, Christine Brewer, Barbara Bonney, Carol Vaness, Judith Blegen, Salvatore Licitra, Tatiana Troyanos, Thomas Hampson, James Morris, and Martti Talvela.

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.


L'Elisir d'Amore, March 2016, Photo by David Bazemore