Royal Birmingham Conservatoire was a great place for Jack to learn from inspiring tutors, not just in playing his instrument, but also on what it means to be a musician in the wider sense.
During his time at RBC, Jack made some fantastic professional connections. It was the springboard for what is turning out to be a kaleidoscope of professional experiences; ranging from running and writing for his own 12-piece cross genre ensemble, Propellor, to touring with Philip Glass/Improbable and premiering works by hundreds of composers, including Richard Ayres, Karin Rehnqvist and Howard Skempton. Jack was also able to perform live, collaborate and record all over the world with orchestras, chamber ensembles, choirs, dancers, poets, live electronics, theatre companies and also as a soloist.
Jack has been supported by the Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants, PRS Open Fund, Transmission Fund (Help Musicians UK), Worshipful Company of Musicians and Countess of Munster. He is extremely passionate about education, having directed courses for the Aldeburgh Young Musicians as well as setting up a new collaborative performance and composition scheme back in Cumbria.
View more of Jack’s work on his website.
Photo credit: Ian West at Sage Gateshead