AN INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed young piano virtuoso will take time out of his busy schedule to join the equally busy programme of St Asaph International Music Festival.

Luke Jones, 23, will star alongside the Only Boys Aloud choir at the opening concert of the North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph on Saturday, September 14 at 7pm.

According to Jones, from Gwersyllt, near Wrexham, he’s “thrilled and honoured” to have been asked to perform works by Schumann and Ravel at the concert following a recent win of the prestigious Gold Medal at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Jones, who began playing piano at five and practices for four hours daily, said: “My first concert was at Wrexham Arts Centre aged 10. I’ve now performed all over Europe and I’ve a pretty busy concert schedule.

“I’m really excited about playing in St Asaph and my family will all be there. Dad and mum attend concerts whenever they can and my older brother, who appreciates music but has never really played, may also be there. It’s going to be a wonderful evening.”

In addition to Jones and Only Boys Aloud, the concert will also feature Doniau Cudd – Hidden Talents, a creative music project for adults with learning difficulties from Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias - and the winner of the prestigious Pendine International Voice of the Future competition at Llangollen Eisteddfod, Erin Rossington.

Tickets start at £10, available by visiting Cathedral Frames, in St Asaph or by calling 01745 582929. For more information about the North Wales International Music Festival visit