Patrick John Jones is a London-born 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.
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.
He recently completed a PhD in Composition at The University of York, supervised by Thomas Simaku and funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council. Prior to this, he took the BA in Music at The University of York and the MMus in composition at Kings College London with Rob Keeley. In addition, Patrick participated in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme Composition Course in 2017, taught by Colin Matthews, Michael Gandolfi and Oliver Knussen. Patrick has also benefited from the tuition and guidance of Unsuk Chin, Simon Bainbridge, Roger Marsh and Ian Gardiner.