MusiciansJack Overall

Adelaide-born cellist Jack Overall began learning with Ruth Saffir and recently completed his Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the Elder Conservatorium, with Simon Cobcroft.  Jack is currently in his second year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under the tutelage of Howard Penny.

Jack has played concertos with the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Youth Orchestra and performs recitals regularly around Adelaide. He has played with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra through the ANAM side-by-side program and plays casually with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Jack is also an avid chamber musician, having performed in the 2022 Coriole Music Festival and Chamber Music Adelaide’s On The Terrace. Recent performance highlights include George Crumb’s Black Angels as part of ANAM’s The Innovative Spirit of George Crumb festival, the Melbourne Recital Centre’s inaugural New Music Days festival, and Strauss’s Capriccio with the ANAM orchestra directed by Simone Young.

Jack is also passionate about bringing to life new and diverse music. He has played 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. Recent projects include: an ensemble improvisation on Shaun Gladwell’s Passing Electrical Storms for National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Now exhibition, and the premiere of his work A Book of Lost Tales with Leigh Harrold.

Jack has received numerous accolades, including the EMR Music Travel Scholarship, Eugene Alderman Scholarship, James Whitehead Scholarship from the University of Adelaide, and multiple prizes from the Adelaide Eisteddfod. Aside from music, Jack is a lover of Lego and pretends to be a chef at home.

Jack is supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Andrew Baker, Elaine Canty and Roy Masters, Dewachen fund, Max Garrard, Mary Oliver, Anonymous

FROM: Adelaide, SA. Lands of the Kaurna peoples

Photo by Pia Johnson

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