Patrick John Jones (b. 1989, London) is a British composer currently based in York. His music has been performed around the UK by artists and ensembles including members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Britten Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s Ensemble 10/10, Mahan Esfahani, Jane Chapman, Dark Inventions, The Fidelio Trio, Lontano, The Kreutzer Quartet, The Ligeti Quartet, and Octandre. He is also an associate composer of the University of York Music Press.
Patrick has been awarded the RPS Prize 2015, Britten Sinfonia’s OPUS2014 competition, and received commissions from Sound & Music for their Portfolio scheme and New Dots. Other awards include The Terry Holmes Composer/Performer Award from The University of York Music Department, The Jack Lyons Celebration Award, and a residency at The Banff Centre, Alberta, in March 2015.
After studying composition with Thomas Simaku and Roger Marsh during his BA in Music at The University of York, he continued studies to masters level at Kings College London with Rob Keeley. He is now working towards a PhD in Composition at The University of York, supervised by Thomas Simaku and funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council. In 2016, he won a competition across arts and humanities departments to receive an HRC Doctoral Fellowship. Patrick is also extremely grateful for tuition and guidance from Unsuk Chin, Simon Bainbridge and Ian Gardiner.