Edward Huws Jonesb.2 January 1948
Edward Huws Jones is a composer, arranger and music educationalist with a particular interest in music for young string players. His music is played and enjoyed all over the world.
Edward draws on a rich and varied musical background. After the University of York and the Royal Academy of Music his early career was as a specialist in renaissance and baroque music. Edward went on to gain extensive experience as a string teacher, with a particular focus on effective group teaching within the state system. His numerous original compositions for children and young people have a firmly-established place in the educational repertoire. He is the founder of the Mostar Strings Project, a project initiated to provide group musical activities and violin teaching to children and families in Bosnia.
Edward has also travelled the globe researching fiddle playing traditions and has endeavoured to make much of this colourful music available in print for the first time. His enormously popular Fiddler series for Boosey & Hawkes now comprises more than 15 collections, including Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes, The Klezmer Fiddler and The Tango Fiddler. A recent addition to the series, The French Fiddler, was published in 2011 and The Nordic Fiddler is planned for release in 2014.
Since 1996 he has acted as a consultant and editor for ABRSM and has worked on numerous projects including the selection of five successive violin examination syllabuses. He was also involved in the development of Music Medals, an innovative approach to encouraging and assessing the achievement of young students taught in groups.
Edward Huws Jones is published by Boosey & Hawkes.