SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE AT DARMSTADT
Jack has been awarded a Stipendiumpreis by the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), the first tuba player to have recieved any prize from the IMD in their 72 year history.
--- SPIELTECHNIK DER TUBA ---
Jack will be authoring a playing techniques guide to the tuba for Bärenreiter, more details to be announced soon.
--- CONTEMPORARY TUBA SERIES ---
Jack has been invited to curate the Contemporary Tuba Series with Berlin-based publishers Edition Gravis. Funding from Initiative Neue Musik Berlin has been secured to present a launch concert of new works for solo tuba from Mark Andre, Christian Mason, Haukur þór Harðarson, Rainer Rubbert, Jesse Ronneau and Sylvain Marty on 2nd December (1900) at labourneunzehn in Alt-Treptow, Berlin.
RESIDENCE IN ANKARA
Seminars, workshops and performances in 13-16 December at Bilkent University (more details coming soon).
World premiere of a new work for brass quintet and electronics in 2019 from Martin Hiendl (more details coming soon).
GOEBBLES IN AMSTERDAM
Music from Heiner Goebbels in Amsterdam with the insomnio ensemble in January 2019.
Jack works primarily as a tubist, promoting his instrument to the contemporary musical world through collaborations with internationally renowned ensembles, composers and educational establishments. His extensive experience in older musical genres includes working with many world class orchestras, conductors and soloists, as well as historically informed performances on the serpent and ophicleide.
He performs as a soloist, in chamber ensembles and as an orchestral musician around the world, recent and future highlights including a solo tour around the American Northeast, an ensemble collaboration with Turkish musicians in Istanbul and Ankara, and an orchestral tour of Switzerland with Hildegard lernt Fliegen. Originally from Brighton on the south coast of England, he currently lives in Berlin.
Alongside performing on all members of the tuba family, he also works frequently as a composer, author/editor, euphoniumist, repetitur/coach, vocalist, administrator, conductor and arranger.