Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, October 7, 2023 | 7:30pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran ChurchVenue Information
About This Performance
Award-winning young Australian guitar phenomenon Stephanie Jones makes her SF Performances debut. A “guitarists’ guitarist,” she is highly regarded among her peers as well as an audience and critical favorite. “The classical guitar has found a brilliant interpreter in Stephanie Jones. She delivers a magical sound with the deepest musical expressions.” —Sérgio Assad
Works by PIAZZOLLA, JOBIM/DYENS, SÉRGIO ASSAD, and more
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 specializes 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 and Konzertexamen at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering. She is currently based in Germany and teaching at the Universität Augsburg.
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). Stephanie was a member of the acclaimed Weimar Guitar Quartet, releasing their debut album in 2019, and also collaborated with Karen Gomyo on her album, a Piazzolla trilogy, with BIS Records.
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, a 2022 lattice guitar by Fernando Mazza, and a double top spruce guitar by Altamira.