Claire Jones

Claire Jones - This Love

Marketing Highlights

  • Former Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales (2007-11)
  • Private audition for Prince Charles where he stood just feet away
  • 180 performances for His Royal Highness Prince Charles
  • One to one performances for Her Majesty The Queen
  • Personally organized 60 harps for the Prince’s 60th Birthday at The Royal Opera House London
  • Royal Commission Concerto called the Highgrove Suite, reached number 3 in the classical UK charts
  • Performed in front of 75,000 and 4 million viewers in the Prince William Cup Wales V South Africa rugby match in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff -Britain’s Best Selling Harpist - 2 other chart topping albums in UK, Girl With The Golden Harp (number 3) and Journey (number 2)
  • Royal Harp Strings - #13 on Traditional Classical Chart (US)

Bio

International concert harpist Claire Jones was born in Wales. She has a first class BMus(hons) degree from The Royal College of Music and an MA from the Royal Academy of Music, London. She is a former Royal Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales, and became a household name in 2011 when she performed at the Royal Wedding for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This led to almost 1000 TV and radio network interviews worldwide, including ABC, NBC, CBC and Fox news in the USA.

Claire made her concerto debut with the English Chamber Orchestra in 2007, and a year later she performed a Royal commission concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Since then, Claire has gone on to perform as a soloist with the Mariinsky Theatre Ballet Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, City of Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, European Union Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players and Welsh National Opera to name only a few.

Solo career highlights include concerto tour appearances with Sir James Galway; guest appearance with Maestro Gergiev, Sir Neville Marriner and Owain Arwel Hughes OBE; recitals at Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall (London), Capitol Hill (USA), City Hall (Hong Kong), International Harp Festival (Brazil) and the Millennium Stadium (Wales), concert performances alongside Bryn Terfel, Alfie Bow, Elin Manahan Thomas and Claire Rutter; a duo recording with Julian Lloyd Webber; and recordings with The National Youth Choir of Scotland, Capital Arts Children’s choir, Patrick Hawes, and James Turnbull.

Claire is no stranger to the classical charts with both The Highgrove Suite, and her own album on the Classic FM Label, The Girl with the Golden Harp reaching number three in the classical charts in 2012. Her new album, Journey was released on Silva Classics on March 1st 2015. As with Girl with a Golden Harp, most of the tracks have been arranged for harp and strings by Claire’s husband, percussionist and composer Chris Marshall. This album reached number 2 in the UK Classical Charts, and is her most personal to date. It reflects her own journey to wellness having been diagnosed with ME in 2013. Claire is now fully recovered from her illness, and the album has inspired many, resulting in sell out shows during the Journey UK tour. Claire is a firm favourite on Classic FM playlists, and her albums have been released worldwide.

Passionate about promoting her instrument to the masses, Claire is proud to be an ambassador for The Prince of Wales’s Children and the Arts Foundation and is the face of international jewelry company, Clogau.

Tracklist

01/ BALCONY SCENE (FROM “ROMEO + JULIET”) [CRAIG ARMSTRONG]
02/ A THOUSAND YEARS [CHRISTINA PERRI]
03/ THE ARRIVAL OF THE QUEEN OF SHEBA [GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL]
04/ CINEMA PARADISO [ENNIO MORRICONE / ANDREA MORRICONE]
05/ CARIAD [CHRIS MARSHALL]
06/ CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA – INTERMEZZO [PIETRO MASCAGNI]
07/ ACROSS THE STARS (FROM “STAR WARS EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES”)[JOHN WILLIAMS]
08/ SOMEWHERE (FROM “WEST SIDE STORY”) [LEONARD BERNSTEIN]
09/ ROMANCE (FROM “THE GADFLY”) [DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH]
10/ TRUMPET VOLUNTARY [JEREMIAH CLARKE]
11/ FEATHER THEME (FROM “FORREST GUMP”) [ALAN SILVESTRI]
12/ GYMNOPÉDIE NO.1 [ERIK SATIE]
13/ PRELUDE IN C MAJOR, BWV 846 [JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH]
14/ MVT. II – CAITLIN (FROM DYLAN) [CHRIS MARSHALL]
15/ CANON IN D MAJOR [JOHANN PACHELBEL]

Album Details

Artist

Claire Jones

Album Title

Claire Jones - This Love

Street Date

06/09/2017

Order Due Date

05/12/2017

Discount

5% (ends 06/15/2017)

Genre

Classical

Label

Silva Screen Records

Parent Label

BFD II

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD16

UPC

738572605025

Catalog #

SIL-CD-6050