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Jack Sheen (Choral Composition, 2021)Jack Sheen

Jack Sheen

Finalist in 2021 for Choral Composition

Jack Sheen is a composer and conductor from Manchester. Described as ‘the omnipresent wunderkind of British new music’ (TEMPO), his compositional output includes concert works and performance-installations which bring together live music, electronics, video, and dance. 2019-2020 saw him take up a Jerwood Fellowship with Manchester International Festival, become the first ever composer to be awarded a Carne Fellowship at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, and enjoy conducting positions at Tanglewood and the Lucerne Festival Academy. 

Equally at home within internationally established and grass-roots activity, he has collaborated with many of Europe’s most progressive vocal ensembles including EXAUDI, Les Métaboles, BBC Singers and Kantos. Recent commissions include works for London Symphony Orchestra, Apartment House, and BBC Radio 3. In 2017 at the age of 23 he became the youngest ever Junior Fellow in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music, appointed by Sir Mark Elder. Recent debuts include performances with the BBC Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, and Royal Northern Sinfonia.  

Jack is a Co-Director of London Contemporary Music Festival (‘the capital’s most adventurous and ambitious festival of new music, The Guardian; ‘London’s most important festival’, The Wire) and in 2018 co-founded the LCMF Orchestra, with whom he has conducted numerous premieres of radical interdisciplinary commissions from a variety of composers, improvisers, visual artists and choreographers.