Described by the Times as "outstanding and versatile with significant artistic personality," Belinda Jones is a solo, duo and chamber music pianist based in London. She is much in demand as an artist and has worked with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation.
Belinda studied at Chetham's School of Music, Royal Academy of Music, and gained an MA with distinction at the Royal College of Music where she held a full scholarship, kindly supported by the Claud and Margaret Craddy award and an AHRC award. She was also awarded the Lord and Lady Lurgan Junior Fellowship in 2012/13. Her teachers include Ryzard Bakst, Ronan O Hora, Roger Vignoles and Simon Lepper and has had masterclasses with pianists including John Lill, Murray Perahia, Stephen Hough, and Bernard D'Ascoli.
She has performed across the world at important venues including Rachmaninoff Hall, Moscow, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Esplanade Singapore, Palau de la Music Barcelona and in the UK at the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Martin in the Fields, St James Piccadilly, Cheltenham Town Hall and the Bridgewater Hall. Other performance highlights include the Bernstein Festival at the Royal Festival Hall, Cheltenham Festival, Moscow Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Rye Arts Festival, Ryedale Festival and concerto appearances at Bridgewater Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall.
Competition successes include the 2011 Megan Foster prize at the Maggie Teyte Competition, 2008 prize winner at the Porto International Piano Competition and first prizes in the Lies Askonas, Major Van der Pump and RCM Schumann competitions. Alongside these, she has also been awarded selection as an RCM Rising Star, a Samling artist, Britten-Pears programme participant, and is also a 2015/2016 Recommended Artist by Making Music.
Working regularly as a pianist for Southbank Centre, she has been rehearsal pianist on their Peter and the Wolf production with Jarvis Cocker and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and played with Alfred Brendel at the Royal Festival Hall for acoustic work. She has appeared on Radio 3 and BBC World Service and recorded for Intermusica with violinist Ning Feng. Her recent recording 'Calliope' with Soprano Sarah Dacey has featured on BBC Radio 3's Record Review and 'In Tune' and articled in BBC Classical Music Magazine (July 2017).
Belinda is currently a member of the teaching and piano staff at Junior Trinity Laban Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music. She has also worked for three years on the artistic programming team at Southbank Centre, helping to plan events and programmes across it's artistic site. She is a founding member of the Ellis Ensemble, a chamber group dedicated to performing and commissioning music for mixed woodwind and piano and she has regular partnerships with viola player Isabel Villaneuva, violinist Megumi Rolfe, Aether Vocal Ensemble and Soprano Sarah Dacey.