Patrick John Jones is a London-born composer based in York.
His music has been performed in concert halls around the UK by a variety of ensembles and artists, including members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s Ensemble 10/10, Quatuor Diotima, Mahan Esfahani, Jane Chapman, Dark Inventions, Lontano, The Kreutzer Quartet, The Ligeti Quartet, and Octandre. He is currently working with Psappha and the Berkeley Ensemble.
Patrick was awarded the RPS Composition Prize in 2015 and Britten Sinfonia’s OPUS commission for unpublished composers in 2014.
He is a PhD student in Composition at the Contemporary Music Research Centre (based in the music department of The University of York) supervised by Thomas Simaku and funded by the AHRC. Here, he has received the Terry Holmes Composer/Performer Award, The Jack Lyons Celebration Award, a funded residency at The Banff Centre and an HRC Doctoral Fellowship. Prior to this, he studied composition at Kings College London with Rob Keeley. He has also benefited from lessons and masterclasses given by Unsuk Chin, Colin Matthews, Michael Gandolfi, Oliver Knussen, Roger Marsh and Ian Gardiner.