Cellist to play here

While a student in Germany, Michael Jones became solo cellist for the German Chamber Academy, playing concerts around the world

While a student in Germany, Michael Jones became solo cellist for the German Chamber Academy, playing concerts around the world and in major music festivals such as Salzburg.

He continued to study music full time, participating in the solo master class courses at the Hindemith Foundation in Switzerland.

Tours included China, Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Middle East, as well as recordings with the BBC and WDR.

In 2002, he recorded the complete Bach Suites for solo cello in a 1667 Stradivarius cello for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

More recently, in July 2007, Jones made his debut concert tour of Japan and the Far East with his cello-guitar duo, the only duo of its kind in the world. Resulting from the tour, the duo was invited to perform in China during the Olympic year.

He has lived in London, Cologne, Madrid and New York. He currently spends his free time in the Andalucian town of Jimena de la Frontera, where he has started a cello education centre, which serves the Costa del Sol area in southern Spain and Gibraltar.

In 2009, he was awarded the blue moon Swiss audio award for his recording of solo Bach, and 2010 marked the start of a new series of recordings both contemporary and classical. He continues to tour extensively, and Terrace is indeed fortunate to have him share his talents with our community.

For more on his upcoming performance, see City Scene.