Jack started his musical career at the age of six when he was first introduced to the world of brass playing in his local Brass Band. After years of playing the cornet in its traditional setting Jack made the transition to the Trumpet. Jack thrived in the new musical opportunities that the trumpet could offer, and was accepted into the Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra at the age of 14.
Up until the age of 18 Jack was heavily involved with the wind band music of Cornwall and the South west, performing with many well respected bands such as HM Royal Marines Wind Band. At the age of 18 Jack was accepted onto the classical music performance and conducting degree at the Leeds College of Music. Whilst at Leeds Jack studied the trumpet under some of the Country’s most renowned orchestral musicians such as David Hooper and Peter Mainwaring. He also performed in Masterclasses with Murray Grieg and Steve Walshe. Jack’s time at Leeds also gave him the opportunity to follow his ambitions of becoming a Conductor. Jack has studied with some of the North of England’s most prolific young conductors. Learning from conductors such as Tom Newall (previous MD of CSO), Jon Malaxetxebarria, Jonathan Lo, and Marco Bellasi has given Jack a wealth of directional knowledge that has guided him through his early conducting career. These lessons have allowed Jack to go on to become the Musical Director of the Alwoodley Sinfonia, and the Leeds College of Music Camerata, directing the latter with concerts on a wealth of international stages and European tours. Jack is a young conductor, possessing a great amount of energy and passion for music making. He is extremely excited to be Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra’s Musical Director, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to lead and develop this growing and enthusiastic group of musicians.