Jack McNeill is a freelance clarinet and bass clarinet player based in Birmingham. Currently studying on the flagship APD course at Birmingham Conservatoire, he has been awarded scholarships by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Musicians Benevolent Fund and the Birmingham Conservatoire. Winner of the Ludlow Concerto Prize (now the BPO Concerto Prize) and Leamington Music Prize, Jack has also been awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medal, was a finalist in the 2012 YMFA Woodwind and Brass Scholarships and won the Westbourne Adult Concerto Competition in 2012. Jack was selected to take part in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in 2011 working closely with Sir Colin Davis and the Aldeburgh festival director Pierre-Laurent Aimard. He performs as a soloist, is a member of DECIBEL and the Wernberg Trio (finalists in the Sylvia Cleaver chamber music prize), and his work as a freelance player includes the Birmingham Royal Ballet. With a passion for all musical styles he has a particular interest in contemporary music having given well-received complete performances of Henze’s Le Miracle de la Rose and Stockhausen’s Harlekin.