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St. Francis Episcopal Church

South Bay Guitar Society - Stephanie Jones, Guitar Virtuoso

World-renowned Australian guitarist Stephanie Jones grew up surrounded by music. Playing many instruments including piano, violin, viola, saxophone and flute, she ultimately picked the guitar for its range of sounds and versatility.

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South Bay Guitar Society - Stephanie Jones, Guitar Virtuoso
South Bay Guitar Society - Stephanie Jones, Guitar Virtuoso

Time & Location

Oct 06, 2023, 7:30 PM

St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Ave, San Jose, CA 95125, USA

About The Event

Now with hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, Jones is passionate about sharing her music and is recognized as an innovative and deeply musical artist. She will present a program of personal inspiration that includes picturesque songs from her Australian homeland, mesmerizing South American grooves and new works showing intriguing contrasts, techniques and colors.

Besides touring and teaching masterclasses around the world, Jones has released three solo albums, including Colours of Spain (2015), Bach, the Fly, and the Microphone (2009) and Open Sky (2020). Jones was a member of the acclaimed Weimar Guitar Quartet, which released its debut album in 2019, and has collaborated with violinist Karen Gomyo on her album, entitled a Piazzolla trilogy, on the BIS Records label.

Among Jones's awards are prizes in the Hannabach Guitar Competition, the Uppsala International Guitar Festival Competition and the Fine Music Network Young Virtuoso of the Year Competition. Jones received her undergraduate degree with First Class Honors at Australian National University studying under Timothy Kain and Minh Le Hoang and her master's degree and postgraduate Konzertexamen at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimer under Thomas Müller-Pering. She is currently based in Germany and teaching at the University of Augsburg.

Jones 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.

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