Jack Cremer began his music career at the age of two playing percussion at the Peabody Institution of Music in Baltimore, USA. Jack played the clarinet from age seven, the oboe from age 10 and the bassoon from age 12, when he was inspired by In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg. Over the years, Jack has won many prizes in double reed competitions in both oboe and bassoon. He continued learning all three wind instruments until the age of 16 when he decided to specialise in the bassoon.
Jack was offered scholarships at the Conservatorium of Tasmania, Brisbane and Melbourne in 2015. Jack graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with A Bachelor of Music in 2019.
Jack has played in the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) and at AYO’s National Music Camp, and whilst in Sydney he performed with Sydney Conservatorium’s Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Opera Orchestra and Modern Music Ensemble. Outside of the Conservatorium, he was a member of the Sydney Youth Orchestra, the Gosford Opera Orchestra, and the Kuringai Youth Orchestra.
Jack has been privileged to be taught by Patrick Brennan, Andrew Barnes, Ben Hoadley and is happy to add Lyndon Watts to the list as he commences training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2020.
Photo by Pia Johnson