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).
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