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TL Junior Fellow to conduct Britten Sinfonia’s first concert of 2021

Fri 8 January 2021

Jack Sheen will conduct the digital concert at Wigmore Hall, including the world premiere of his own composition.

Joined by soprano Jennifer France, award-winning composer and conductor Jack Sheen will conduct the Britten Sinfonia in an eclectic programme that features works by Oliver Knussen, Jürg Frey and 12th century composer and mystic, Hildegard von Bingen.

The centrepiece of the concert is the world premiere of Jack’s new work Hollow propranolol séance, which stretches out panels of softly teeming sound, conjuring – however fleetingly or ambiguously – a sense of presence out of the ‘hum’ we hear in our empty rooms.

Described as ‘the omnipresent wunderkind of British new music’ (TEMPO), Jack is a Co-Director of London Contemporary Music Festival and the LCMF Orchestra. He has collaborated with orchestras including the LSO and Hallé and new music ensembles such as the London Sinfonietta and EXAUDI.

Having held the position as The Carne Trust Junior Fellows for an Individual at Trinity Laban for 2019/20, he continues as a Trinity Laban Junior Fellow this academic year. The conservatoire’s Junior Fellowship programmes offer an exciting platform for exceptional and aspiring young musicians, providing the support and opportunities necessary to successfully make the leap from full-time conservatoire-based study to excellence in their profession.

Jack has also held conducting positions at Tanglewood Music Centre and the Lucerne Festival Academy, as well as a Jerwood Fellowship at Manchester International Festival. During his career he has worked with organisations ranging from the Aldeburgh Festival to the V&A Museum.

Jack is a finalist for choral composition in the 2021 Arts Foundation Fellowship Awards, the results of which will be announced later this month.

The Britten Sinfonia concert will be streamed live for free from the Wigmore Hall’s iconic London stage on Wednesday 13 January and will be subsequently available online for 30 days.

Find out more about the concert on the Britten Sinfonia’s website.

Discover more about Trinity Laban’s Junior Fellowships.

Image credit: Anton Lukoszevieze