About

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Stephanie Jones’ childhood resonated with the sound of music.

From a young age, she played many instruments, including the piano, violin, viola, saxophone and the flute. But it was the guitar, with its captivating range of sounds and versatility, that especially appealed to her. It quickly became her first love.

Stephanie is currently studying for a Masters degree in Classical Guitar Performance with Professor Thomas Müller-Pering at the prestigious University of Music Franz Liszt in Germany.

In 2017, Stephanie placed first in the Hannabach Guitar Competition and was a finalist in the Salzburg International Guitar Festival. In 2014, Stephanie was awarded the Australian Young Virtuoso of the Year in the Fine Music Network National Competition. Stephanie competed in the prestigious Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition in 2012 and won second prize.

In 2014, Stephanie graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) with First Class Honours, where she studied with Professor Timothy Kain. Following this, she was awarded a Friends of the School of Music Transition Scholarship to assist her in launching her album “Colours of Spain.” For this work, she was awarded the Clifford Hocking Scholarship at the Mount Beauty Music Festival, and was nominated for the Freedman Fellowship at the Music Trust. Stephanie was awarded an Australian Music Foundation Scholarship in 2015, which included a performance at Wigmore Hall in London.

Stephanie has also completed her Diploma exam for the Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music, her AMEB AMusA exam and LMusA Exam. For this, she was selected as winner of the JB Vincent Memorial Award in 2012.

In 2013, Stephanie won a John Wallis Scholarship on behalf of the Canberra/Versailles Association, and the Friends of the School of Music Travel Grant to study with exceptional teachers and to perform throughout Spain and France. In 2010, Stephanie was awarded the Royal Schools Anniversary Scholarship and the Harmony Endowment Undergraduate Scholarship to study at the ANU.


Stephanie has performed extensively around the globe. Independently, she has toured Australia twice and in 2017 toured New Zealand. She has also toured Germany with the Weimar Guitar Quartet. She continues to travel regularly for both international concerts and invited festivals.

Stephanie has released two albums, “Colours of Spain” (2015), and “Bach, the Fly, and the Microphone” (2009).

Stephanie plays Hannabach Goldin strings on a Paul Sheridan guitar from 2012 and a Daniel Zucali guitar from 2015.


Major Achievements and Awards

02/09/17    One of the best performing Classical Guitar video of the year:
Adagio BWV 1001 with Siccas Guitars

26/05/17    First place in the Hannabach Guitar Competition

25/05/17    Finalist in the Salzburg International Guitar Competition

23/10/16    Weimar Guitar Quartet, Germany Tour

07/08/16    Australian / New Zealand Recital Tour

25/11/15    Australian Music Foundation Winners Concert at Australia House London

26/11/15    Australian Music Foundation Scholarship

15/10/15    Performance at Wigmore Hall in London

01/06/15    Friends of the ANU School of Music Transition Award

24/04/15    Clifford Hocking Scholarship to play at the Mount Beauty Music Festival

01/04/15    Nominated for the Freedman Fellowship

18/12/14    First Class Honours from the Australian National University

22/11/14    National Fine Music Network Young Virtuoso of the Year

02/11/13    2nd Place in the Classical Guitar Society of Victoria Competition

25/08/13    1st Place in the Sydney Eisteddfod Classical Guitar Competition

11/02/13    Canberra Versailles Association John Wallis Travelling Fellowship

14/12/12    “JB Vincent Memorial Award for Best Eligible LmusA Candidate”

11/08/12    2nd place in the Adelaide International Guitar Competition

23/09/11    LmusA, Licentiate Exam – Pass with Distinction

08/05/11    Australian National University “Harmony Endowment Scholarship”

09/02/11    Western Australian Curriculum Council Certificate of Excellence

13/06/10    Royal Schools Anniversary Scholarship

01/12/09    Accepted into the West Australian Representative Jazz Ensemble
                    Travelling to the Shanghai World Expo 2010

04/12/09    WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, Department of Culture & the Arts Award

01/09/09    WA Schools’ Jazz Festival
                    “A Special Citation for Musicianship” & “Improvisation Award”

09/04/09    Semi Finalist/Top 12 in Australia – Future Leaders Jazz Award

11/03/09    Methodist Ladies’ College Music TEE Scholarship

27/02/09    Accepted into the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra Big Band
                     Alto Saxophone 1 and Flute

 

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Floyd Shirk says:

    Beautiful music performed by a beautiful lady!
    She rivals Ana Vidovic and Tatyana Reskova in technique,
    perhaps even better

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  2. noel v. pahati says:

    great player and she!s got a infectious touch with her instrument, its not the guitar in control, but her own virtuoso skill that makes the guitar sounds well. definitely a new breed of world class player.

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  3. Veojam says:

    Dear Stephanie, I’m really impressed with your guitar skills, musicality and personality. I was really enchanted by watching your performances and wish you successful career, just like your great compatriot, John Williams. As an editor of www,veojam website I’ve made suggestion to join your name and short profile into the list of over 300 accomplished guitarist. Now I’m excited to see your name as the Guitarist of the Month on Veojam website!
    Wish you best luck and hope to see you live in Europe!

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