About

British conductor Jack Gonzalez-Harding (born in 2003) has been praised by The Spectator for his “brilliant infectious enthusiasm”. Gaining a reputation for his mature musical conviction, he is a Ryedale Festival 2024 Emerging Artist.

The 2024/25 season sees Jack join the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Opera Studio as a répétiteur and assistant conductor. The season begins with return visits to St. John’s Smith Square, where he previously conducted Bach’s B Minor Mass, and the Green Room Concerts Festival with his Barbican Sinfonia for programmes including works by Beethoven, Schubert, Martinu, Elgar and Vaughan Williams. Later in the season, Jack returns to the Mayfield Festival for Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and Handel’s Messiah with the London Mozart Players, whom Jack has guest conducted in each of the past two seasons. In recent seasons, Jack has made debuts at the Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre and at the Wigmore Hall as a lieder pianist. Having focused intensely on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach during recent years, Jack brings this period of study and performance to a close, touring Bach’s Goldberg Variations in the latter half of 2024.

Increasingly in demand as an assistant conductor for such leading artists as Sir Mark Elder, Hallé Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Haydn di Trento e Bolzano for Puccini’s La Bohème and Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo, Jack collaborates with internationally acclaimed soloists including Nicholas Daniel, Mary Bevan, Fenella Humphreys and Laurence Cummings.

Having begun his musical education as a junior exhibitioner in organ at the Royal Academy of Music, Jack went onto the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he is currently completing his Artist Masters. He has received mentorship at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden from the Head of Music. Jack is mentored by John Carewe.

May 2024. Please do not use this biography if it is more than three months old.