Jack Apperley is a London based freelance conductor. Under the tutelage of Patrick Russill, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music where he obtained a Masters in Choral Conducting. He was awarded a Distinction and received the Sir Thomas Armstrong Choral Leadership Prize. Prior to this, Jack read Music at the University of Birmingham where he was mentored by Simon Halsey CBE. In 2019 Jack competed in the Jazep Vitols International Choral Conducting Competition and the World Choral Conducting Competition in Hong Kong, reaching the semi-finals on both occasions. Jack was awarded Second Prize at the inaugural London International Choral Conducting Competition 2018.
Previously, Jack was an Assistant Chorus Master of the London Symphony Chorus. This role saw Jack prepare the chorus for performances of Liszt's Faust Symphony, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Britten's Spring Symphony, Mahler's Eighth Symphony, Orff's Carmina Burana and Luther Adams' In the Name of the Earth. In Spring 2019 Jack conducted the London Symphony Orchestra Community Choir in David Lang's The Public Domain in the Barbican Centre.
Jack has also held posts at the University of Birmingham and Imperial College.
Jack is in increasing demand as a conductor and Chorus Master both in the UK and across Europe. Recently, Jack has been engaged by the Hungarian National Choir, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Chorus as well as the Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble and Choeur de Radio France. This year sees Jack work with the Berlin Radio Choir in their International Masterclass Series.