ABOUT JACK LEDGER-DOWSE

Jack Ledger-Dowse is a composer based in London, UK who writes primarily instrumental music for TV, Films, Games, and live concerts.  

 

In 2022, Jack wrote an original orchestral score for Berlin-Based animator David Berti’s short The UFO (2022) - an animated film in which a boy discovers a crash-landed UFO near his home. Later, he composed music for three silent shorts from two different directors: The Silence Between Us, I, Spy (Hardik Parikh) and A Candle (Christ Heart). The latter has been accepted to new screenings in film festials in the UK. In June 2022, Jack was appointed Assistant Co-ordinator of the Royal College Music Film Scoring Society, which has welcomed Oscar-winning names such as Mychael Danna (Life of Pi) and Rachel Portman OBE (Chocolat). Jack is also an adept orchestrator, orchestrating and preparing scores multiple projects. 

 

 

Jack is a composer who specialises richly melodic instrumental music. Jack’s choral work Ave Maria was selected as one of six to be workshopped by the internationally renowned VOCES8 ensemble in July 2022, with a masterclass from composer Paul Mealor in collaboration with the John Armitage Memorial Trust. It will feature in concert later this year in London, United Kingdom. A previous edition was premiered by Portsmouth Cathedral Choir under the direction of David Price in June 2021. Jack’s work for Marimba Duet Sylvan Fantasy - written for category finalists of BBC Young Musician 2020 Isaac Harari and Toril Azzalini-Machecler, who together form Sirocco Duo, was premiered online as part of the World Percussion Group Virtual Tour 2021. It later received its concert world premiere at the Cuckfield Music Festival in June 2022. The RCM Chamber Music Series World has hosted world premieres of The Spring (Vocal Quartet) and Folk Suite for Three Winds. 

 

Jack has been studying Composition and Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music (RCM) since 2020. He’s studied with internationally renowned composers Errollyn Wallen CBE, Deirdre Gribbin, Kenneth Hesketh and film composer Michael Ladouceur. Before joining the RCM, Jack served a year as a composer in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and three years as a trumpeter in the CBSO Youth Orchestra.