Mighty Mozart: Simon Hewitt Jones, Violin

Posted by Sarah Keller, Marketing Intern

Jun 30, 2014 4:19:40 PM

simon_hewitt_jonesBurlington College is proud to present Mighty Mozart 2014. Take in a picnic and classical music with gorgeous views of the lake and sunsets. Concerts will be performed outdoors on our beautiful campus under our tent. Nine concerts over the course of three weeks will bring world-class musicians together to perform a carefully chosen selection of pieces by Mozart and his contemporaries. 

Tickets are available online at www.burlington.edu/mighty-mozart.  $15 adults; FREE children 12 and under.

One of our world-renowned performers at this event will be Simon Hewitt Jones. To see a video of Jones click here.

Simon Hewitt Jones: Violin

Simon Hewitt Jones performs, records and broadcasts widely as a solo performer, concertmaster, teacher, writer, chamber musician, music researcher, and leader of the Fifth Quadrant (5Q) music collective. His work is strongly influenced by the legacies of Yehudi Menuhin, Pablo Casals, Leonard Bernstein and Daniel Barenboim, and he is involved extensively with projects that explore the intersection of music, technology, education, and cultural diplomacy.

Simon’s solo and chamber music performances have been featured internationally in festivals and TV/Radio throughout Europe, the USA and the Middle East, including NPR’s Performance Today and BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4. His debut chamber music recording won a BBC Music Magazine ‘Premiere’ award. He tours extensively in the UK, and has appeared at most of the UK’s major venues, including the Bridgewater Hall, the Barbican, and the South Bank Centre.

Mighty_Mozart_SidebarSimon has contributed extensively to commercial projects for Universal Music, and his string section has recorded sessions for EMI, Virgin, Naxos, and the BBC. He is a regular guest concertmaster of the Ramallah Orchestra, and of several UK-based chamber orchestras.

Simon is currently working on a research project at the Royal Academy of Music, exploring systems complexity in violin pedagogy. He is the Artistic Director of two groundbreaking events in London UK, Music and the City and Classical Revolution London, and is the founder of ViolinSchool.

Simon is the grandson of composers Tony and Anita Hewitt Jones. His father Tim is a cellist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and brother Thomas is a composer.

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Burlington College

Burlington College is a small, private creative arts institution located in Burlington, Vermont. Located on the shore of Lake Champlain, the College has been recognized as having the most free-spirited students in one of the healthiest states in the country.

The College offers Associate, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as an Individualized Master’s degree program, and several professional certificate programs.

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