Adelaide-born cellist Jack Overall has held a love of music from a young age. He began learning the cello with Ruth Saffir, and later attended Marryatville High School Special Interest Music Centre. He recently completed his Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Elder Conservatorium with Simon Cobcroft. Jack is very excited to commence his studies at ANAM with Howard Penny in 2023.
Jack has played principal cello with the Elder Conservatorium Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, and the Adelaide Youth Orchestra. He has performed as part of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Baroque, Nexus Arts World Orchestra and the Adelaide Hills Chamber Players.
Jack is also a passionate chamber musician, having performed as part of the Coriole Music Festival (2022) and Chamber Music Adelaide’s On The Terrace (2021). He was a member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra String Quartet from 2017-2019 under the guidance of Keith Crellin OAM, and is currently a founding member of Raindance Trio. Recent performance highlights: concertos with the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra (2021) and Adelaide Youth Orchestra (2022); solo recitals for Flinders University, Flinders Street Baptist Church, and Recitals Australia Emerging Artist Lunchtime Series (2021/2022).
Jack has received numerous accolades, including the Eugene Alderman Scholarship, James Whitehead Scholarship from the University of Adelaide, and a multiple prize winner from the Adelaide Eisteddfod. Jack especially loves bringing new and diverse music to life. Recent performances have included Chinese traditional music with the Adelaide School of Chinese Music and Arts, funk strings with Pocket String Quartet, and folk-pop as a member of the band Minnie Little.
Jack’s training at ANAM is supported by ANAM Syndicate donor Mary Oliver and an anonymous donor
FROM: Adelaide, SA. Lands of the Kaurna peoples
Photo by Pia Johnson