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 over 2018/19, more details to be announced soon.
--- CONTEMPORARY TUBA SERIES ---
Jack has been invited to curate a new Contemporary Tuba Series with Berlin-based publishers Edition Gravis, more details to be announced soon.
KAGEL IN KÖLN
Jack will be giving a lecture recital at a conference on performance of the work of Mauricio Kagel in Cologne on 13th May, including a performance of his solo tuba work Mirum.
WORLD PREMIERE WITH THE DEUTSCHE OPER AND MÜNCHENER BIENNALE
Jack will be performing on stage on trombone and tuba in the world premiere of Wir aus Glas by Yasutaki Inamori (dir. David Hermann) in Munich between 2nd - 5th June, and in Berlin between 19th - 24th June.
PREMIERES IN JULY 2018
Jack has secured funding from Initiative Neue Musik Berlin to produce a concert of six new works for solo tuba from Georges Aperghis, Mark Andre, Edo Frenkel, Christian Mason and Haukur þór Harðarson. After a premiere in Berlin on 8th July these will be taken to the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt.
RECORDING WITH THE RIOT ENSEMBLE
Including Liza Lim's violin concerto (more details coming soon).
LOST HIGHWAY WITH ENSEMBLE MODERN
Performances of Olga Neuwirth's opera in Frankfurt in September (more details coming soon).
World premiere of a new work for brass quintet and electronics from Martin Hiendl (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.