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Ian Jones is a modern and baroque violinist based in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Ian studied as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Music Performance on full scholarship: The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Scholarship Award, as well as the Claasen Orchestral Excellence Award. He has performed in multiple ensembles around the Athens, Georgia area, including the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, the University of Georgia Opera Orchestra, the “Over the Hill” English String Orchestra, the Chamber Music Athens Chamber Orchestra, The Secret Sits Ensemble, the Hodgson Duo, the Hodgson Piano Trio, and the Athena Piano Quintet. Ian is pursuing his master’s studies at the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music, as a teaching assistant for Professor Linda Wang.
Ian found a passion for historical performance early in his undergraduate degree, and has recently pursued performance opportunities in conjunction with Early Music and Baroque violin. Ian has been a guest artist with Amethyst Baroque Ensemble, and performed alongside members of New York City Baroque and The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. Recently, Ian has been chosen as an Artist Apprentice with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 seasons. Ian’s interests also include historical musicology, as well as art history, with published writings including “The Sacred Connection of Music and Illumination During the Early Medieval Period in the Caligula Troper” and “The Compositional Process Behind Johann Sebastian Bach’s Setting of the St. John Passion, BWV 245: Innovation of Biblical Narratives.”
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