British born New Zealand tenor, Frederick Jones is a 2019 Jerwood Young Artist with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and in September will head to the National Opera Studio as a 2019/2020 Young Artist. He has recently completed the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having gained a Master of Arts in Advanced Vocal Studies with distinction from the Wales International Academy of Voice, studying with tenor Dennis O'Neill. He graduated from Te Koki, The New Zealand School of Music with a Postgraduate Diploma in Operatic Performance (distinction) having previously completed a BMus in Performance Voice here.
Frederick attended the 2017 Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto, and the 2016 Lisa Gasteen National Opera School with a full scholarship. He competed and placed first in both the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Wellington Aria Competition and the coveted New Zealand Aria Competition in 2016.
His operatic performances include Lysander - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ferrando - Cosi fan tutte, Charles - The Long Christmas Dinner (Guildhall School of Music and Drama); Ensemble Soloist - Candide (London Symphony Orchestra); Tom Rakewell - The Rake's Progress (British Youth Opera); Torero - Ainadamar (The New Zealand Festival, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra).
Frederick is the recipient of a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award and is sponsored by the Todd Family Trust and the John and Margaret Hunn Educational Trust.