Watch a short interview with Harry Lovell-Jones and listen to him perform To Varèse by Jo Tompkins.
The Museum hosts a Thursday lunchtime concert each month which features some of the finest young players of the moment, from students at the Yehudi Menuhin School and ensembles working with Music for Youth, to those studying for undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications at UK conservatoires. Since current circumstances have prevented some our young artists from coming to the Museum, we caught up with them at home and asked them to talk about their musical careers to date, plus share some performances with us.
Harry Lovell-Jones is a percussionist currently studying for a Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music. Specialising in orchestral music, Harry has performed with orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra and Sinfonia Cymru, and is a beneficiary of the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.
Though specialising as an orchestral musician, Harry is experienced in many styles of music and as an actor. He has also benefited from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the St. Marylebone Educational Foundation.
Below you can watch and listen to Harry performing To Varèse, by Jo Tompkins. The piece is based on fragments of music by the early twentieth-century composer, Edgar Varèse. It’s a quiet work, full of awkward rhythms – but Harry assures us that it’s a lot of fun to play!
Harry’s recommended composer is the contemporary American musician John Adams. We’ve included a link to a performance of Harry’s suggested piece, Harmonielehre.
Interview with Harry Lovell-Jones
Harry performing 'To Varèse', by Jo Tompkins
John Adams, Harmonielehre