Jack attended Whitgift from 2010 to 2013 on a music scholarship, studying flute with Whitgift’s Peripatetic Flute Teacher, Ms Kelly. He played in all the orchestras, bands and ensembles, as well as performing for important guests at special events.
He later went on to graduate from the Royal Academy of Music in London with a first-class Honours degree, and also received the Irene Burcher Prize, a Foundation award and the Sir Reginald Thatcher prize for the highest final recital mark.
Jack began playing the flute at age 11 after being a professional chorister, and at the age of 14, joined the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, playing with world-class conductors at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall. He then attended Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, where he studied with Laura Jellicoe, before starting at the Royal Academy of Music on a scholarship under the tutelage of Kate Hill, William Bennett OBE, Karen Jones and Helen Keen. Jack also performed for acclaimed flautists Denis Bouriakov, Gareth Davies, Emily Beynon, Samuel Coles and Katherine Baker.
Jack’s professional work includes playing in numerous professional orchestras, West End shows, touring shows, and various film, TV and radio sessions. He is also an accomplished clarinettist, saxophonist and enjoys learning and playing different flutes from around the world. He was recently the first prize winner of the British Flute Society Young Artist Competition and is a second-year Fellow at the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy.
Whitgift is extremely pleased to see Jack’s continued career as a flautist and enjoyed watching his live recital featuring new, commissioned works for different types of flutes from around the world. If you missed his excellent performance, you can watch it here: Exploring World Flutes - YouTube