ANGHARAD GRUFFYDD JONES
Angharad Gruffydd Jones studied modern languages at Cambridge, where she was a choral scholar, and then as a scholar at the Royal College of Music under Margaret Kingsley. She won the 2000 Miriam Licette Scholarship, which funded several short periods studying French song in France. In 2004 she won the London Handel Festival Singing Competition, broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She has wide concert experience, working with conductors including Ivor Bolton, Richard Hickox, Sir Roger Norrington and Peter Schreier, in repertoire from Bach and Handel to Samuel Barber. Engagements have included Haydn’s Nelson Mass and the Mozart Vespers in the United States with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Northern Sinfonia, and a European tour of Handel’s L’Allegro ed il Pensieroso under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Operatic rôles include Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone, Iris in Handel’s Semele for the Buxton Festival, in which she also covered the title rôle, and a critically acclaimed performance of Dorinda in Handel’s Orlando for Cambridge Handel Opera Group. She is a keen ensemble singer, appearing with groups including The Sixteen, I Fagiolini and Concordia. Recordings include Rebecca Clarke songs and Leonardo Leo motets for ASV.