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ABOUT JACK LEDGER-DOWSE

Jack Ledger-Dowse is a composer based in London, UK who composes concert music and music for the screen.  

 

Jack has composed music for numerous short films including Past Life Whispers (2023) by Christ Heart. In 2022, he also composed music for A Candle by the same director, which won 'Best Super Short Film' at SWIFF USA. Has also scored animations such as Star Trek-inspired Celestia (2023 - Christoph Diekneite) and worked on music for adverts such as Namsu (dir. Hardik Parikh) and music for the podcast Where is Cinema?. In his role as co-president of the Royal College of Music Film Scoring Society, Jack interviewed Howard Shore (composer on The Lord of the Rings) and has helped organise talks and Q+A sessions with composers such as Mychael Danna and Pinar Toprak.

 

In 2023, Jack composed the a fanfare for the Royal College of Music's graduation ceremonies. Titled Prince Consort Calling, the work now features in the RCM's library collection. Jack’s choral work Ave Maria was selected by Paul Melalor as part of a masterclass series with JAM to be workshopped by VOCES8. It was performed in October 2022, having been previously premiered by Portsmouth Cathedral Choir in 2021. Jack’s work for Marimba Duet Sylvan Fantasy, written for category finalists of BBC Young Musician 2020 Isaac Harari and Toril Azzalini-Machecler, was premiered online as part of the World Percussion Group Virtual Tour 2021. It was later premiered in-concert 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 a scholar of the Royal College of Music since 2020, studying Composition and Composition for Screen since 2020. Before joining the RCM, Jack was a composer at the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He is also a committed educator, having delivering children's music classes with M:Tech, and maintaining his own private practice. Jack is also an avid Minecraft player, a bad but committed chess player, and a dubiously inexperienced gym enthusiast. He is an active composer in both the media and concert world and welcomes collaborations with creators, artists and performers.

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