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Ian Jones Ian Jones is Assistant Head of Keyboard and Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music in London. His career as a Steinway Artist has taken him to all five continents for concerts and broadcasts, including acclaimed performances in London with the Royal Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestras. His World Première performances and recordings of music by British composer Rebecca Clarke have received enthusiastic attention. On the recent release of his CD, Chopin: Summer in Nohant, Classic FM Magazine drew comparison with Rubinstein and Arrau and claimed that “Jones possesses the ‘pearl’ touch that marks out the finest Chopin exponents” whilst BBC Music Magazine described his playing as having “a lyrical elegance and unselfconscious purity of expression”. He is Artistic Director of the World Piano Teachers Association International Piano Competition, a frequent juror at other international piano competitions and conducts masterclasses in many countries, most recently in USA, Japan, Italy, Ireland, Sweden, Greece, Serbia and Moscow.