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Jan Winstone (Piano, Synthesizer, Keyboards) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since joining Morgensterns in January 2015)

  • Shows: Annie, Royal Shakespeare Company.

Jan's orchestral work also includes

  • Musical Director and Composer for Twelfth Night, Trade and Traffic Theatre in association with Pepe Pryke of Unfolds Theatre: The Rose Playhouse, Bankside and RSC Dell Stage, Stratford upon Avon (2017)
  • Assistant MD The Tempest, RSC London transfer (2017)
  • Musical Director for Cymbeline and King Lear: cover MD Hamlet. RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon and London (2016)
  • Cover MD Love For Love, Queen Anne & Don Quixote, RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon (Winter 2015-16)
  • Assistant Musical Director Annie (UK tour) Michael Harrison & David Ian Productions
  • Musical Director for The Jew of Malta and Love's Sacrifice, RSC Stratford Upon Avon (2015)
  • Musical Director at Mercury Musical Developments
  • Official accompanist Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year 2015 and current
  • Assistant Musical Director White Christmas, West Yorkshire Playhouse (2014-2015)
  • Deputy keyboard 2 Billy Elliot, Victoria Palace Theatre, London West End (from 2007). Also rehearsal pianist from 2009
  • Deputy keyboard 4 Wicked, Apollo Victoria, London West End (from 2007)
  • Keyboard 2 and assistant Musical Director Annie, West Yorkshire Playhouse (October -2011-January 2012)
  • Deputy keyboard 1 and sinfonia Les Miserables, London West End (2010-2011)
  • Keyboard 2 and assistant Musical Director The Wiz, Birmingham Rep and West Yorkshire Playhouse (June-July 2011)
  • Deputy keyboard 1 Jersey Boys, Prince Edward Theatre, London West End (2008-11)
  • Musical Director (piano MD) See What I Wanna See, Gothenburg University, Sweden (2009)
  • Deputy keyboard 1 La Cage Aux Folles, Playhouse Theatre, London West End (2008-10)
  • Musical Director (piano MD) for children's musical The Spotted Cow and the Pianoforte, Wilton's Music Hall, (October 2008)
  • Assistant Musical Director and Keys 1 Hello Again, Gothenburg, Sweden (2008)
  • 2nd Assistant Musical Director and Keys 2 Cinderella, Old Vic Theatre, (2007-8)
  • Deputy keyboard 3 Spamalot, Palace Theatre, London West End (2007-9)
  • Deputy keyboard 1 Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre, London West End (2007-8)
  • Assistant Musical Director and keyboard 1 for Coram Boy, Royal National Theatre (2005-6) and revival (2006-7)
  • Musical Director/Keys for Yikes!, Unicorn Theatre (2006) a new children's musical with music by Gary Yershon
  • Deputy keyboard for Trevor Nunn's production of Royal Hunt of the Sun, Royal National Theatre (2006)
  • Main rehearsal pianist and Musical Director's Assistant for Mozart!, Varmlandsoperan, Karlstad, Sweden (2002)
  • Repetiteur for Cabaret, Chichester Festival Theatre (2002)
  • Deputy keyboard 1 for My One And Only, Piccadilly Theatre, London West End (2002)
  • Repetiteur for Les Miserables, Gothenburg Opera, Sweden (2000)
  • Keyboard MD includes productions of Carousel, Guys and Dolls, Jack the Ripper, The Slipper and the Rose
  • Assistant MD includes productions of West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain

  • English National Opera outreach projects including On The Town and newly commissioned work (2004-9)
  • LSO community and education projects (2005-12)
  • Royal Opera outreach projects of newly commissioned work (2007-9)
  • Chorus director and repetiteur Ravel's The Child and the Magic, West Sussex Ahead Of The Game Festival (2012)
  • Assistant Musical Director / keys 2 Orpheus Down Under, Unexpected Opera, UK tour (2010)
  • Repetiteur for Carl Rosa Opera Company (2004 and current), Opera South (2003-2006); Opera By Definition(2004-2006) and Opera UK (2005-2006); occasional repetiteur for London Symphony Chorus, Garden Opera, Opera Restor'd, Opera A La Carte; repetiteur and performance accompanist for Opera Da Camera, Opex 2000 (opera in education)
  • Repetiteur and Assistant Chorus Master for Tosca, Varmlandsoperan, Karlstad, Sweden (2000).
  • Rehearsal pianist and assistant director for East Surrey Choral Society (2000-2005), rehearsal pianist for Concordia Singers (2000-2005); occasional repetiteur for the Anton Bruckner Choir, Goldsmith's College (University of London), John Lewis Partnership Choirs.

  • Musical Director (piano MD) for Swedish premier of See What I Wanna See, STV Radio, Sweden (2009)
  • Loose Ends (live, accompanying Janie Dee) BBC Radio 4 (2004)
  • Co-producer and assistant musical director for the full cast recording of Arnold Wesker's The Kitchen (2003)
  • Breakfast Programme (live, accompanying Christer Nerfont) STV4, Sweden (2002)
  • Experienced in the recording environment

  • Instrumental Co-ordinator for Youth Music Theatre UK (2009)
  • Choir Manager for "Coram Boy", Royal National Theatre (2005-6 & 2006-7)
  • Special project administrator with Youth & Music North East (1991)

    RECITALS Recitals with soprano Alison Pearce and mezzo-soprano Ameral Gunson; recitals in Hokkaido, Japan 1996, and in Tuscany 1996; duo and solo recitals at the Universities of Southampton, Durham, Reading, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Darlington Arts centre, Stockton Arts Centre, Poole Arts centre, Morpeth and Alnwick Music Societies, Cranleigh Arts Centre; St James's Piccadilly and St Martin-in-the Fields concert series; trio recitals for the Samuel Coleridge Society; Barnett Chamber Music Club; duo recitals for Cunard Line; Puccini and Mozart gala concerts for John Warwick Events Ltd, opera gala concerts for Opera South and Haslemere festival.

Jan is an experienced player and piano / musical director in a wide range of styles encompassing opera, musical theatre and newly commissioned theatre work. As well as piano Jan has worked extensively with keyboards and synth using various systems.


Graduate studies

  • Royal Academy of Music (1994-96)
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies; LRAM (Professors: Geoffrey Pratley, Aaron Shorr) Royal Northern College of Music (1987-89)
  • Postgraduate Course in Piano Accompaniment (Professors: John Wilson, David Lloyd)
  • Reading University (1984-87) Bachelor of Music (2:1)

Prizes and Awards

    Dorothy Lily Pope Scholarship (RNCM); Ruth Hewitt Prize (RNCM); John Ireland Chamber Music Competition (1st Prize RNCM 1990); Flora Nielsen Song Prize (RAM Highly Commended 1995, Commended 1996), ISM Song Competition (Northern Region - 2nd Prize 1996)

TeachersGeoffrey Pratley, Aaron Shorr, John Wilson, David Lloyd

Jan joined Morgensterns in January 2015

Jan's web profile was last updated 6th Jun 2018


Jan Winstone (Piano, Synthesizer, Keyboards) Profile

Education/Outreach experience

  • Senior Lecturer Musical Theatre (Musical Direction) University of Chichester (2012-15)
  • Associate Lecturer Musical Theatre University of Chichester (2009-2012 & current)
  • Musical Director Anything Goes, University of Chichester (graduate production) 2013
  • Musical Director Rent, University of Chichester (graduate production) 2014
  • Musical Director Into The Woods, University of Chichester (graduate production) 2012
  • Musical Director Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera (graduate production) 2012
  • Musical Director "Honk!", University of Chichester (graduate production) 2011
  • Assistant Musical Director, On The Town, University of Chichester (graduate production) 2010
  • Assistant Musical Director, The Matchgirls, University of Chichester (graduate production) 2010
  • Musical Director (piano MD) Godspell, MT4UTH, Belfast (August 2009)
  • Musical Director (piano MD) Mort, Youth Music Theatre UK, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (August 2008)
  • Musical Director on audition panel for Youth Music Theatre UK Projects (2008)
  • Musical Director for Youth Music Theatre UK Studios (2007) and Projects (2008)
  • Rehearsal pianist for Royal Opera education projects (2007 and ongoing)
  • Musical Director for Greenwich Musical Theatre Academy summer project, Greenwich Theatre (2006)
  • Pianist for London Symphony Orchestra community and education projects (2005 and ongoing)
  • Rehearsal pianist and workshop assistant English National Opera Baylis programmes (2004 and ongoing)
  • Principal accompanist and tutor for Colla Voce Summer School (director Alison Pearce) (1999-2002); regular accompanist for the East Anglia Summer Music School; house accompanist for Summer Music Summer School (director Jonathan Hinden) (1995-2000); principal accompanist for the Surrey Masterclass series(2000-3)
  • 1994-2000 at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama, as accompanist for vocal professors Noelle Barker, Penny Mackay, Alison Pearce, Richard Jackson, and instrumental professors Clarence Myerscough and Diana Cummings; accompanist for auditions, examinations; song and instrumental masterclasses (RAM and Guildhall)
  • 2000 - 2003 accompanist for the private practices of Ameral Gunson and Derek Barnes


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