Jack is a 25 year old baritone from Clitheroe, Lancashire. This summer Jack graduated from the BMus Vocal Performance course at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and in September he began his Masters in Operatic Performance, studying under renowned tenor, Adrian Thompson and baritone, Donald Maxwell.
Although he mainly studies with Adrian and Donald, Jack has had the pleasure of performing for a number of notable singing teachers and tutors including: Kathryn Harries, Ingrid Surgenor, Robin Bowman, Ryland Davies, Susan McCulloch, Christine Cairns, Margaret Humphrey Clark, Elaine Kidd, Joseph Middleton and Simon Lepper.
Jack recently sang his first major operatic role as Willi in Welsh National Youth Opera’s critically acclaimed production of Kommilitonen! by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, directed by Polly Graham and conducted by Alice Farnham. Recent operatic highlights have included performing the role of Pinellino in Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini, conducted by Carlo Rizzi and Vincent Jones in Street Scene by Kurt Weill, conducted by Wyn Davies.
In September Jack 2016 was made a Student Scholar of the BBC National Chorus of Wales, under artistic director, Adrian Partington. During his time at the BBC Jack has served as a chorus member and as a soloist in recordings and live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Wales. In addition to this Jack has also performed larger choral works under the baton of several internationally renowned conductors such as Karl Jenkins, Martyn Brabbins, Tadaaki Otaka and Sir Simon Rattle.
Jack continues to sing with the BBC National Chorus of Wales and has recently enjoyed performing as part of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
Jack’s studies are kindly supported by the Webber and Leverhulme Trust. Jack is a registered student member of the Musicians Union.