Stephanie Jones, Classical Guitarist




Stephanie Jones’ 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 currently in Germany studying a Masters in Classical Guitar Performance with Thomas Müller-Pering at the prestigious University of Music Franz Liszt.

This year Stephanie won first place in the Hannabach Guitar Competition, and was a finalist in the Salzburg International Guitar Festival. In 2014, through the Fine Music Network National Competition, Stephanie was awarded the Young Virtuoso of the Year. In 2012, Stephanie competed in the prestigious Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition and subsequently won second prize.

In 2014, Stephanie graduated from the Australian National University with First Class Honours. Over the previous four years, Stephanie was studying with the renowned Timothy Kain and Minh Le Hoang. Following this, she was awarded a Friends of the School of Music Transition Scholarship to assist her in a series of projects following her graduation. Stephanie underwent a successful Australian-Wide Tour which helped launch her new CD “Colours of Spain.” She was also awarded the Clifford Hocking Scholarship as part of the Mount Beauty Music Festival, and nominated for the Freedman Fellowship through The Music Trust. In 2015, Stephanie was awarded an Australian Music Foundation Scholarship, which included a performance at Wigmore Hall in London.

Stephanie has performed extensively around the globe, including two Australian tours, a New Zealand tour, and with the Weimar Guitar Quartet, a Germany tour.

Stephanie has also completed her Diploma exam for the Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music, her AMEB AMusA exam and LMusA Exam. She was then selected as winner of the “JB Vincent Memorial Award for Best Eligible LMusA Candidate in 2012”.

In 2010, Stephanie was awarded the Royal Schools Anniversary Scholarship and the Harmony Endowment Undergraduate Scholarship to study at the ANU. Furthermore, in 2013, Stephanie was presented with a John Wallis Scholarship on behalf of the Canberra/Versailles Association, and the Friends of the School of Music Travel Grant to study with exceptional teachers and perform throughout Spain and France.


Stephanie plays a Paul Sheridan guitar from 2012 and a Daniel Zucali guitar from 2015.

Major Achievements and Awards

02/09/17    One of the best performing Classical Guitar video of the year:
Adagio BWV 1001 with Siccas Guitars

26/05/17    First place in the Hannabach Guitar Competition

25/05/17    Finalist in the Salzburg International Guitar Competition

23/10/16    Weimar Guitar Quartet, Germany Tour

07/08/16    Australian / New Zealand Recital Tour

25/11/15    Australian Music Foundation Winners Concert at Australia House London

26/11/15    Australian Music Foundation Scholarship

15/10/15    Performance at Wigmore Hall in London

01/06/15    Friends of the ANU School of Music Transition Award

24/04/15    Clifford Hocking Scholarship to play at the Mount Beauty Music Festival

01/04/15    Nominated for the Freedman Fellowship

18/12/14    First Class Honours from the Australian National University

22/11/14    National Fine Music Network Young Virtuoso of the Year

02/11/13    2nd Place in the Classical Guitar Society of Victoria Competition

25/08/13    1st Place in the Sydney Eisteddfod Classical Guitar Competition

11/02/13    Canberra Versailles Association John Wallis Travelling Fellowship

14/12/12    “JB Vincent Memorial Award for Best Eligible LmusA Candidate”

11/08/12    2nd place in the Adelaide International Guitar Competition

23/09/11    LmusA, Licentiate Exam – Pass with Distinction

08/05/11    Australian National University “Harmony Endowment Scholarship”

09/02/11    Western Australian Curriculum Council Certificate of Excellence

13/06/10    Royal Schools Anniversary Scholarship

01/12/09    Accepted into the West Australian Representative Jazz Ensemble
                    Travelling to the Shanghai World Expo 2010

04/12/09    WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, Department of Culture & the Arts Award

01/09/09    WA Schools’ Jazz Festival
                    “A Special Citation for Musicianship” & “Improvisation Award”

09/04/09    Semi Finalist/Top 12 in Australia – Future Leaders Jazz Award

11/03/09    Methodist Ladies’ College Music TEE Scholarship

27/02/09    Accepted into the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra Big Band
                     Alto Saxophone 1 and Flute

Published by Guitarmaker-Luthier Daniel Gil de Avalle

Experience and Recognition. Master Artisan Guitarmaker:Junta de Andalusia (regional government of Andalucia). Spanish national artisan prize: "Best Product" runner-up. Della Robbia artisan prize, Seville. " Quality Award", best logistics. Over 20 years experience dedicated to making guitars implies great customer satisfaction and has led to world-wide recognition through national and international media (Television, Web and Press), various specialist magazines on guitars such as the prestigious magazine Acordes and some time ago the Museum of Andalusia.

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