Jack Adler-McKean

Jack Adler-McKean works to promote the tuba family through collaborations with internationally renowned ensembles, composers and academic institutions. Recent projects include performances with Ensemble Resonanz, Klangforum Wien and Ensemble Modern, music theatre productions on stage at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Luzerner Theater and Philharmonie Luxembourg, collaborations on new solo works with Georges Lewis, Michael Finnissy and Sarah Nemstov, premières at the BBC Proms and Darmstädter Ferienkurse (2018 scholarship prize winner), and recitals in Rome, New York and Buenos Aires, as well as presentations at conferences in Bloomington, Paris and Cologne, working with tuba students in Ankara, Lucerne and Oslo, giving seminars for composers in Bremen, London and Boston, and writing reviews for TEMPO and Music and Letters. Orchestral engagements range from contrabass tuba with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, to serpent and ophicleide with the Kammerakademie Potsdam and Spira Mirabilis. His first book “The Playing Techniques of the Tuba” was published by Bärenreiter in June 2020, he also curates the Contemporary Music for Tuba collection for Edition Gravis, and his own compositions and arrangements are published by Potenza Music. Having studied in Manchester and Hannover, he is working towards his PhD at the Royal Northern College of Music, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain.