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Hailed as a “first rate baroque specialist” by Opera News, Patrick T. Jones is a conductor and performer of early keyboards currently based in New York City. He recently served as Assistant Conductor and harpsichordist for the North American stage premiere of Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula at Central City Opera and for Purcell’s The Dioclesian at the Amherst Early Music Festival, as well as musical assistant and harpsichordist for the Juilliard Opera production of Handel's Radamisto. For several years he was on the staff of The Boston Conservatory as a répétiteur and accompanist in the music, theater and dance divisions.  With JuilliArd415, Mr. Jones performed under the direction of Richard Egarr, Monica Huggett, Robert Mealy, Mark Morris, and Julian Wachner.  Additionally, he provided harpsichord continuo for Handel’s oratorio Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, with William Christie conducting, and Bach's St. John Passion, under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki.  He has performed in masterclasses for such luminaries as Malcolm Bilson, Harry Bicket, Ton Koopman, Davitt Moroney, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, and Andrew Willis.  Mr. Jones holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from Oberlin Conservatory in historical keyboards (harpsichord, fortepiano, & clavichord), studying with Webb Wiggins and David Breitman, and a graduate diploma from The Juilliard School, where he worked with Kenneth Weiss.  In the fall he will resume studying with Richard Egarr, as a candidate for the Master of Music in Fortepiano at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.