Jack Campbell is both a collaborative and solo pianist, and a composer. With this varied background, he often finds himself between creation and recreation. Jack trained as a solo pianist and was a semi-finalist in the George Enescu piano competition 2021–22. He gave a recital of 20th-century music in Bucharest, at one point plucking the strings of the piano. Among Jack’s favourite genres is song – a fusion of music and story. He won the Most Promising Young Pianist award at the Somerset Song Prize 2022.
In 2022, Jack received the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medal. This was a recognition of his work as a collaborative pianist at the RCM. He’s supported by the Marjorie and Dorothy White Trust and the Henry Wood Award. Jack has recorded a CD of piano music by the British composer Robert Ely. He was music director for the world premiere of Robert’s opera, Fishing, in September 2022.
One of Jack’s interests is how technology can enhance a listener’s experience. He’s woven coloured lighting and electronic soundscapes into his performances. Jack’s also designed a work called listen to the air around you. This interactive composition lets you build your own nature soundscape.
Musicians’ Company Award: Silver Medal (RCM) 2022
Page Updated: July 2023
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