Biography of Jones David:
David Jones was born in Shrewsbury. Although he began playing the cello from an early age he was initially drawn to the sciences and chose to read chemistry at Salford University before deciding to pursue a career as a ‘cellist. He joined the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester under the tutelage of Moray Welsh. During this time he attended master classes in Perugia, Italy under David Geringas and also succeeded in becoming a finalist in the LSO Shell strings competition.
After completing his degree David held the position of Co-Principal ‘Cello first in the Hallé and then in the Philharmonia Orchestra where he played the solos on many recordings including Tchaikovsky’s 2nd piano concerto with Barry Douglas (piano) and the complete Vaughan Williams symphonies conducted by Leonard Slatkin.
David was the ‘cellist in the London Ensemble from 1994 to 2005 and made regular trips to Japan to great critical acclaim. Apart from recitals and other chamber music concerts David has given performances of several works from the concerto repertoire including Dvorak, Boccherini, Brahms Double Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.
In 2002 David was appointed Associate Principal ‘Cello of the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, and in the spring of 2009 he joined the London Piano Trio.