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:
Saturday 20th February - Conducting Sheffield University Brass Band at Unibrass, the inter-university entertainment contest
Saturday 5th March - Conducting Kippax Band at the Yorkshire Brass Band Championships (Section 2)
Saturday 19th March - Performing on trombone with the Chiswick Choir & Orchestra, in performances of rarely-heard works by Elgar & Vaughan Williams. 7.30pm at St. Peter's Acton Green, Southfield Road W4 (Overground: South Acton, Underground: Turnham Green)
Friday 24 June - Conducting Kippax Band as part of 'Memories of You', a concert to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and of the RAF Air Cadets. 7.30pm at Leeds Town Hall
January - Conducting Kippax
Band at the Butlins
Mineworkers Open Championship (Section 2)
November - Performing
on bass trombone with Kingston
Philharmonia in a concert featuring music by
Brahms, Dvorak and Wagner
October - Conducting Kippax Band
in two cabaret concerts of West End showstoppers,
featuring music from a wide range of shows, and at
Factor" entertainments contest, where the band
was awarded first place on its debut at this event
July - Conducting the Mid-Somerset Orchestra in their annual "Proms" concert at the Strode Theatre in Street, featuring music by Delius, Elgar, Gershwin, Vaughan Williams and others