Tutor in Bass Trombone
BMus(hons); ARAM; LRAM
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Christian Jones is Tutor in Bass Trombone at the RNCM.
Opera North bass and contrabass trombonist Christian Jones began playing at the age of ten, progressing through Stafforshire’s excellent county music service before entering London’s Royal Academy of Music in 1998. Appointed bass trombone in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in 2001, aged 20, Christian was generously allowed to complete his studies with Bob Hughes and graduated with first class honours in July 2002, a month before joining the Philharmonia Orchestra, London. After a decade of performing worldwide and a year as deputy chairman, he relocated to Yorkshire with wife Katy Jones and their young family in 2012.
As a soloist he served on the faculty of Dublin Brass Week 2015, the Arctic Trombone Festival (Tromso) 2016, Glasgow Trombone Week 2017 and will appear at the Hungarian Trombone bootcamp in June 2018. Christian also takes a keen interest in helping to promote the trombone to a wider public and served as President of the British Trombone Society 2013-15, during which time he appeared as the mystery guest on Chris Evans’s breakfast show to an estimated audience of 9.8 million listeners!
Having suffered a brachial neuritis (trapping of nerves) while on tour in South America in 2014, Christian is studying both pilates and accent breathing, in order to hold and play the trombone with much less strain.
Away from music, Christian loves eating (good food and lots of it), swimming in the sea (the colder the better), chasing around after the kids, and walking, running and cycling in his beloved Peak District!