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.
AHRC FUNDED PHD AT RNCM
Jack has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council via the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership to study for his PhD in performance research at the Royal Northern College of Music from October 2018.
--- 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 and others on 2nd December at labourneunzehn in Alt-Treptow, Berlin.
RECORDING WITH THE RIOT ENSEMBLE
The project in London in September 2018 will include the premiere recording Liza Lim's violin concerto with soloist Sarah Saviet.
LOST HIGHWAY WITH ENSEMBLE MODERN
Six performances of Olga Neuwirth's opera Lost Highway at the Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt in September.
PERFORMANCE AND SEMINAR IN BELFAST
Concert and seminar for composers at Queen's University Belfast in October (more details coming soon).
Guest tuba for the Dresdener Sinfoniker's twentieth anniversary concert in November (more details coming soon).
INSTALLATION IN KARLSRUHE
Performance installation in Karlsruhe in November curated by Martin Daske (more details coming soon)
World premiere of a new work for brass quintet and electronics in December from Martin Hiendl (more details coming soon).
RESIDENCE IN ANKARA
Seminars, workshops and performances in December at Bilkent University (more details coming soon).
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.