September 2023 Meeting: Stephanie Jones

Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 7:00 PM

Hybrid in-person / online event

    In person: Sunlight Studios, 321 West 44th St, Suite 202, Studio A (between 8th/9th Ave.)

    Online: On Zoom; click here to join

Relaxation and Tension 

Stephanie Jones will discuss the different ways you can develop more control and release tension while playing to help enhance your technique and lessen performance anxiety.

The presentation will be followed by our Open Mic. Sign up in advance to play — see the Member Events page for details. NYCCGS Member Events are free and open to all members and first-time guests.

Award-winning classical guitarist Stephanie Jones’s childhood resonated with the sound of music from a very young age. She played many instruments, beginning first with the piano, and progressing to the violin, viola, saxophone and flute. However, it was the guitar, with its captivating range of sounds and great versatility, that especially appealed to her, and it quickly became her first love.

Stephanie is now a world-renowned soloist and chamber musician who specialises in classical guitar performance. She received her undergraduate degree with First Class Honours at the Australian National University under the guidance of Tim Kain and Minh le Hoang, as well as a Masters degree and Konzertexamen at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering. She is currently based in Germany and teaches at the Universität Augsburg.

Stephanie performs and gives masterclasses extensively around the globe in multiple tours and festivals, and has released three solo albums: Open Sky (2020), Colours of Spain (2015), and Bach, the Fly, and the Microphone (2009). Stephanie was a member of the acclaimed Weimar Guitar Quartet, which released their debut album in 2019, and also collaborated with Karen Gomyo on her album A Piazzolla Trilogy on BIS Records.

Stephanie has won numerous awards in prestigious competitions, including first prizes at the Hannabach Guitar competition, the Uppsala International Guitar Festival Competition, and the Fine Music Network Young “Virtuoso of the Year” Competition. She is passionate about sharing her music with others and is recognised as an innovative and deeply musical artist.

Stephanie 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.