Martin Jones has been one of Britain’s most highly regarded solo pianists since first coming to international attention in 1968 when he received the Dame Myra Hess Award. The same year he made his London debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and his New York debut at Carnegie Hall, and ever since has been in demand for recitals and concerto performances on both sides of the Atlantic.
He is a prolific recording artist and his many discs for Nimbus Records include the complete piano works of Mendelssohn, Brahms, Debussy, Grainger, Szymanowski, Stravinsky, Korngold and Granados. The soundtrack of the film Howard’s End features Martin Jones playing Percy Grainger’s Birdal Lullaby and Mock Morris.
Martin Jones has performed as concerto soloist with many of the leading British orchestras, as well as in the USA, Russia and Canada. His performance repertoire, as well as encompassing most of the standard works, also includes unusual concertos such as the Busoni concerto, which he performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Norman Del Mar. He has championed the music of British composers and has performed concertos by Britten, Benjamin, Mathias, McCabe and Lambert. Martin Jones has given recitals throughout Great Britain, and as well as regular broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, he has given recitals for Brussels Radio, RTE in Dublin, DeutschlandRadio in Berlin and ABC in Australia. In the USA he has performed in New York, Washington, Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and California. Other highlights in recent years include a recital in the Adelaide Festival, a programme of Percy Grainger at the Eifeler Musiktage in Germany, and the complete Iberia of Albeniz at London’s South Bank Centre.