British conductor Jack Gonzalez-Harding is gaining attention for his ‘brilliant infectious enthusiasm’ (The Spectator). He studies with John Carewe alongside his studies for an Artist Masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having been awarded a full scholarship.
Increasingly in demand as an assistant conductor, recent and upcoming work includes projects with Sir Mark Elder, Jonathan Cohen, Hallé Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Arcangelo and in Italy with Fondazione Haydn for Puccini’s La Boheme, under Tim Redmond. Recently, Jack’s debut with the London Mozart Players resulted in a swift return. Jack made his Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall debut conducting the Purcell School Symphony Orchestra. He is the Principal Conductor of the Mayfield Festival Orchestra and founding Artistic Director of ODE.
Active also as a keyboardist, Jack has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre’s Milton Court Concert Hall and at St John’s Smith Square where he directed Bach’s B Minor Mass from the harpsichord. Deemed an ‘outstandingly gifted musician’ (Zoé Martlew, composer and BBC TV/Radio 3 presenter), Jack has already forged relationships with leading soloists such as Nicholas Daniel OBE, Mary Bevan MBE and Fenella Humphreys.
Born in Kent in 2003, Jack began his musical education studying the organ as a junior exhibtioner at the Royal Academy of Music before going onto the Purcell School and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has received mentorship from the Head of Music at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
January 2024. Please do not use this biography if it is more than three months old.