Award-winning classical guitarist
Stephanie Jones’ childhood resonated with the sound of music from a very young age.
She played many instruments, beginning first with the piano, and progressing to the violin, viola, saxophone and flute. However, it was the guitar with its captivating range of sounds and great versatility that especially appealed to her, and it quickly became her first love.
Stephanie Jones is a world-renowned soloist and chamber musician who specialises in classical guitar performance. Stephanie received her undergraduate degree with First Class Honours at the Australian National University under the guidance of Tim Kain and Minh le Hoang, as well as a Masters degree at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering. She is currently based in Germany and both studying Konzertexamen and teaching at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar.
Stephanie continues to perform and give masterclasses extensively around the globe in multiple tours and festivals, and has also released three solo albums; “Open Sky” (2020), “Colours of Spain” (2015), and “Bach, the Fly, and the Microphone” (2009). She is also a member of the acclaimed Weimar Guitar Quartet, releasing their debut album in 2019.
Stephanie has won numerous awards in prestigious competitions, including first prize at the Hannabach Guitar competition, Uppsala International Guitar Festival Competition, and Fine Music Network Young “Virtuoso of the Year” Competition.
Stephanie is passionate about sharing her music with others and is recognised as an innovative and deeply musical artist.
She plays a 2012 spruce top guitar by Perth luthier Paul Sheridan, a 2020 crossover guitar by Daniel Zucali, and a double top spruce guitar by Altamira.
Weimar Guitar Quartet
The Weimar Guitar Quartet is an enchanting innovation in the world of chamber music. The ensemble consists of Stephanie Jones, Karmen Stendler, Hanna Link and Jakob Schmidt. The four renowned musicians from Australia, Slovenia and Germany played their first concert together in 2016. Since then they have been inseparable on stage, where they delighted their listeners with an unmistakable enthusiasm for all sounds the guitar has to offer.
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