Jack Smith BMus (Hons) MMus ATCL
Jack Smith was born and brought up in Gloucestershire. In 2002 he was awarded a scholarship to Trinity College of Music, where he studied trombone with Roger Harvey and piano with Raymond Banning, and was awarded the college conducting prize in 2006 before graduating with first class honours in 2007. He went on to specialise in conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (studying with David Jones and Adrian Partington) where he was the first student of the conducting course to be awarded a Master of Music degree.
An exceptionally versatile musician, Jack has a wealth of experience to draw upon. As a conductor, instrumentalist and chorister, he has performed in a wide range of styles from music of the Renaissance up to the present day, including jazz and contemporary music. He also works extensively as an arranger and adjudicator.
has performed at a wide variety of historic and
iconic venues including the Royal Albert Hall, St.
David's Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Cadogan
Hall, St. John's Smith Square, the Sheldonian
Theatre, Wales Milennium Centre, Cheltenham Town
Hall, Ely Cathedral, and the Theatre des
Champs-Elysees. Festival appearances have
included the BBC Proms, Cheltenham International
Festival, Festival Emilia-Romana (Italy), Festival
Ljubljana (Slovenia), Dartington International
Festival, Ashover Festival and Festival de
Whilst music plays a huge part in Jack's life, he also enjoys quieter and more sensible things such as walking, photography, literature, cooking, swimming and cycling.
engagements - follow links for full details:
23 May - Performing on trombone
Philharmonic Orchestra in a
concert of music by Schubert,
Elgar and Dvorak. 8.00pm at St.
Martin's Church, Dorking RH4 1DW
4 July - Conducting the Mid-Somerset
Orchestra in their annual
"Proms" concert, featuring music
by Delius, Elgar, Gershwin,
Vaughan Williams and others.
7.30pm at the Strode
Theatre, Street BA16 0AB
December - Conducting Epsom & Ewell Silver Band in their Christmas concert, featuring music from and inspired by countries from around the world
November - Conducting
Borough Band in 'Brass at the Movies', a joint
concert with Mole Valley Silver Band, hosted by BBC
Radio 3's Ian Skelly. Performances on trombone with
Wind Orchestra, and at the Sheldonian
Theatre, Oxford, in a concert to mark its