Jack Reddick lives in Horley, Surrey and is 17 years old.
Jack began playing the flute aged 11 after having learned the tuba, recorder at primary school. After a successful lead role in his primary school’s production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, he was asked to join the boys’ choir of St. Mary’s Church, Beddington. As a chorister he sang at some of the UK’s most revered venues, including St. Paul’s and Ely cathedrals. Jack also recorded a solo CD at the Royal College of Music showcasing vocal, flute, piccolo and recorder pieces, ahead of two solo tours in Germany where he performed at Nuremberg cathedral, Cologne cathedral and various churches in the Rhine region.
Within one year of learning, he passed his Grade 5 flute with distinction and was awarded a music scholarship to study at Whitgift School, South Croydon. Whilst there, he studied with Carolyn Kelly and soon after took up the clarinet and saxophone with Maggie Gray, deciding that woodwind doubling was an area he would be interested in specialising in. Jack has also performed in many pit bands for school musicals and played with the Whitgift Chamber Orchestra alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on many occasions. After completing his GCSE’s, he applied and auditioned successfully for Chetham’s School of Music, gaining a place in the sixth form.
At the age of 14, Jack was accepted into the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and spent three years playing in the orchestra, with world class conductors at highly prestigious venues, including the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. At Chetham’s, he has had many performance opportunities, both solo and in ensembles. He has also played principal flute and piccolo in the renowned Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra.
Jack has taken part in many summer courses too, including Musicale in Harpenden and at a flute course with Sam Coles and Atarah Ben Tovim in France last summer, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Jack studies with Laura Jellicoe on flute, Hazel Fanning on piano and Jim Muirhead on clarinet and saxophone. At Chetham’s, Jack has participated in master classes with flautists including Michael Cox, Gitte Marcusson, Gareth Davies and Katherine Baker.
In the future Jack would love to be a professional musician, whether it be as a flautist or a woodwind doubler, and is in the process of auditioning for conservatoire at the moment.
Jack Reddick will be performing the following pieces on the night:
ii Rondo: Presto
Aria from Eugene Onegin
Sonata in D major, Op.94
iv Allegro con brio