Jack Lovell - Musical Director
As the current Music Director for Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera’r Ddraig, Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra, Birmingham Gay Symphony Orchestra, Stafford Sinfonia and Chorus Director of Spires Philharmonic Chorus, Jack enjoys a busy and varied freelance conducting career working across Wales, the Midlands and the North. He recently led two productions of Acis and Galatea with Taunton Festival Opera and Shrewsbury Cantata Choir, and he has worked extensively with every ensemble at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the University of Birmingham, including performances at the Bath International Music Festival. He has guest conducted with the RepCo, Asklepois and Charnwood Orchestras as well as Operamus, Midland Opera and Canton Chorus. Jack has been the Assistant Conductor of productions with National Dance Company of Wales, at Welsh National Opera on their award-winning production of Britten’s Paul Bunyan and with The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden’s revival of David Bruce’s, The Firework-Maker’s Daughter..
Jack graduated with distinction from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting in 2014 where he was awarded the Simon Clarkson Award for Best All-Round Musician at the College. Whilst in Cardiff, he studied with David Jones and took part in masterclasses with Timothy Murray, Alice Farnham, Nicholas Cleobury, Sir Richard Armstrong and Carlo Rizzi, as well as receiving guidance from the baroque virtuoso violinist Rachel Podger and musicians from Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. He currently works at the Birmingham Conservatoire and studies with Michael Seal, Associate Conductor at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.