Jack Pepper (b.1999) has composed for the Royal Opera House, for Classic FM's 25th Birthday, the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. He has recorded his work with acclaimed conductors, including Sir Antonio Pappano, Vasily Petrenko and Kirill Karabits, and his music has been performed on Classic FM and the BBC. Jack has also written for the 125th birthday of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and collaborated with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rambert Dance Company and Central Saint Martins as part of the LPO Soundworks project. Upcoming commissions include a major project with the Orlando Contemporary Chamber Orchestra.
Aside from classical composition, Jack writes popular songs and jazz; he performed his original song 'One Day' live at the Holocaust Educational Trust Appeal Dinner in Central London before an esteemed audience, including the Home Secretary and Chief Rabbi. As a jazz composer, he was commissioned by Canada's SymphRONica, who performed Jack's work at the Canada 150 Celebrations in Trafalgar Square, as well as at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in Toronto. As a Trustee of the DMRC Headley Court Benevolent Fund, he is currently working closely with the Military Rehabilitation Centre, having composed a song for the military hospital. In July 2018, this piece was premiered at the facility's final ever Beating Retreat Ceremony, where Jack performed alongside the Band of HM Royal Marines and the Headley Court Choir.
To hear some of Jack's classical, jazz and popular works, explore the 'Music' link at the top of this page!
Jack is a regular presenter on Resonance FM, writing and presenting 'Musical Minds' every Tuesday from 4-5pm; this show has been nominated for the 2018 Community Radio Awards. He is also a presenter for Surrey Hills Radio, and has appeared on BBC Surrey, Forces Network and Radio Jackie. Jack has spent the first half of 2018 working closely with the BBC, and in August 2018 was a Guest MC at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
To listen to some of Jack's shows, explore the 'Radio Show' link at the top of this page!
Jack has written opinion pieces and blogs for BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, the Royal Philharmonic Society Blog and Jessica Duchen's JDCMB. He has also written for Jewish News. He reviews for Opera and Opera Today. He is particularly passionate about music education, bringing classical music and live performances to younger audiences.
One of Jack's latest projects....
'One Day', with music and lyrics written by Jack Pepper for the Holocaust Educational Trust.