Principal Bass Trombone of Opera North, Christian is also a soloist and chamber musician in great demand.
Christian Jones began playing the trombone at the age of ten and was appointed to the bass trombone chair of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in his third year at the Royal Academy of Music.
The following year, 2002, he graduated with First Class Honours and joined the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, a post he held for ten years, before moving with his young family to Opera North, Yorkshire.
As President of the British Trombone Society (2013-2015), Christian is passionate about helping to nurture other brass players and has given masterclasses, taken sectional rehearsals and taught worldwide.
In addition to numerous UK private pupils, he coaches regularly on The Brass Academy (UK) courses and teaches at the Junior Department of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
In a solo/chamber setting, Christian appears regularly with the Symphonic Brass of London and premiered the Gareth Wood bass trombone concerto with the National Youth Brass Band of Wales.
Having recently completed Wagner’s Ring Cycle at Opera North, he performs and freelances widely on both the bass and contrabass trombones.
Watch Christian in action:
Bass Trombone extract for musicalorbit.com from Philharmonia Orchestra on Vimeo.