Kezia Lovick-Jones

Kezia Lovick-Jones is a Welsh saxophonist, born in 1999 on the Isle of Anglesey. She first began to learn music through the guitar, and later the violin, piano, flute and clarinet. At the age of 11, she began to study the saxophone and was awarded the DipABRSM (Distinction) four years later, in 2015. Though her initial saxophone studies were in high school, she gained a place to study at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music and was subsequently awarded the Sylvia Swiffin Trust Prize (2016), The Ben Muskett Memorial Prize (2016), and the John Ellis Memorial Prize (2017) for both academic and performing achievements. Kezia made her concerto debut in 2019 with the North Wales Camerata, playing Glazounov’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone.

Kezia completed her undergraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with Rob Buckland as a John Fewkes Scholar, receiving a first class degree in 2021. During her time at the RNCM, Kezia commissioned a number of works for solo saxophone and saxophone duo, including a collaborative project with her saxophone duo, the Idesta Duo (with Martha Cullen), the animation department of the Manchester School of Art, and four UK based composers. She also recorded and produced this project for a live-streamed performance in Spring 2021. She has given a number of world premiere performances, including a double saxophone concerto by composer Tak-Kei Wong, written for the Idesta Duo in 2021.

As well as performing, Kezia works with disadvantaged young people in the Salford area through the Lowry Theatre, and teaches privately. She won the Hans-Schaeuble Award in 2021, and has performed in Switzerland, Germany, and widely throughout the UK in a number of arts festivals. Kezia is now continuing her saxophone studies in the class of Lars Mlekusch at the Zürich University of the Arts, in the programme of Master Music Performance.