Jack Sheen. Photo: Anton Lukoszevieze
Jack Sheen (1993) is a composer and conductor from Manchester. His music encompasses concert works for orchestras, ensembles, and soloists, alongside immersive loudspeaker and performance-installations, with most recent work existing in both formats.
Recent projects include Sub, a 50’ concert work and performance-installation for Octandre Ensemble released on CD by SN Variations later this year, a sound-installation for the Venice Biennale Musica featuring Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, and a four-hour work for Casa de Serralves (Porto) for 50 voices and ensemble. He has written music for ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Apartment House, and EXAUDI.
Awards include PRS Composers Fund (2021),
Arts Foundation Fellowship (finalist 2020), Manchester International Festival Jerwood Fellowship (2019), Rovaumont Voix Nouvelle Composition Prize (2018), Royal Philharmonic
Prize for Composition (2016), and BBC Young Composer of the Year (2011).
As a conductor, Jack recently made his debuts with the LSO, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Basel Sinfonietta, Britten Sinfonia, Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra, and FontanaMIX Ensemble in diverse programmes including premieres of his own music. In 2022 he will return to perform at Lucerne Festival and Tanglewood Music Centre (USA), and work with the BBC Philharmonic and Ensemble 10/10.
He is the 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).
Biography last updated: 2022