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John Ieuan Jones

Voice Type:

Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Welsh

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Sarah Brightman Scholarship (2017)

Drapers' De Turckheim Scholar (2017)

Gwilym Gwalchmai Jones Award (2017)

Sybil Tutton Award, Help Musicians UK (2017)

Competitions

W. Towyn Roberts Memorial Scholarship (2019)

Osbourne Roberts Memorial Prize, National Eisteddfod of Wales (2017)

MMus
Royal Northern College of Music
2017–2019
BMus (Hons) - 1st Class
Royal Northern College of Music
2013–2017

Ieuan is a Welsh baritone from the coastal town of Rhos-on-Sea, North Wales. He graduated from the masters course at the Royal Northern College of Music with a distinction, studying with internationally acclaimed bass, Matthew Best. Ieuan is extremely grateful for the generous support of the D’Oyly Carte Trust, the George Henry Peters Scholarship, the Gwilym Gwalchmai Jones Award and the Drapers’ Company.
During his time at the college, Ieuan has played the roles of Betto di Signa (Gianni Schicchi), Pandolfe (Cendrillon), Watchful (The Pilgrim’s Progress), Lord Ellington (La Vie Parisienne), Harry Easter (Street Scene) and scenes as Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Schaunard (La Boheme) and Doctor (Vanessa). Professionally, Ieuan has worked with Longborough Festival Opera, covering the role of Antonio in their production of Le nozze di Figaro and was a 2018/19 Buxton Opera Festival Young Artist. In the Summer of 2019, Ieuan sung as one of the Flemish Deputies in Grange Park Opera’s production of Don Carlo and made his Welsh National Opera debut, singing the title role in their new production of Brundibar, directed by David Pountney.
Ieuan’s rich and versatile voice has made him a popular and in demand concert singer, having performed throughout the UK, in Europe and the USA. 2018 highlights include sharing the stage with Sir Bryn Terfel in the opening show of the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Cardiff’s Millennium Centre, performing at the North America Festival of Wales in Washington DC, and being a guest soloist at the Royal Albert Hall. In the 2019, Ieuan performed in an opera gala at the Bridgewater Hall, was a guest soloist at Horwich Music Festival and performed in a series of concerts and workshops with Clonter Opera. In 2020, Ieuan is extremely excited to be travelling to Canada in April to perform in the Ontario Welsh Festival and then returning to the NAFoW in August, which will this year be held in Philadelphia, to sing in the festival’s Gala Concert.
Ieuan has been fortunate to win numerous awards and scholarships including the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship, the Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award, the Manchester Welsh Society Award, the RNCM James Martin Oncken Song Prize and earlier this year received 2nd prize in the prestigious Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize . He has had countless successes at National and International Eisteddfodau in Wales, having won the prestigious Osborne Roberts Memorial Prizem the Blue Ribbond.
Ieuan is a familiar face on Welsh television channel S4C, frequently appearing and performing on programmes such as ‘Noson Lawen’ and ‘Heno’. Ieuan is also an accomplished harpist, having recently performed for the Prime Minister and members of the Royal family.

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