The Contemporary Violin of Jack Campbell. Reviving tradition with a modern twist

"I believe that classical music should interact with visual arts, dance, theatre, and popular music and incorporate this into my concerts and stage act”
1 May 2024
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Jack Campbell, a 21-year-old classical music violinist and composer from Canada, is currently setting out on a groundbreaking international tour titled The Contemporary Violin of Jack Campbell.​ Campbell’s tour, spanning six countries (Canada, the UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, and France), captivates audiences with his innovative classical music approach.

With fervent passion, Campbell blends classical music with art forms like visual arts, dance, theatre, and popular music, believing it should reach diverse audiences beyond concert halls. His mission: reintroduce the grand tradition of violinist composers to the public eye.

His performances are a testament to this philosophy, showcasing his prodigious talents alongside compositions from today’s top classical composers. While deeply rooted in classical tradition, Campbell infuses his performances with youthful energy and modern flair. Utilizing cutting-edge technologies, he pushes the boundaries of the medium, creating harmonies and atmospheres unlike any other.

Campbell says: “It is my great passion to expose audiences to the cutting edge of musical sound worlds. I believe that classical music should interact with visual arts, dance, theatre, and popular music and incorporate this into my concerts and stage act.”

A prime example of Campbell’s innovative approach is his latest video performance, set in a parkade with a natural 10-second reverb. This unique setting adds a distinctive layer of depth to his music, blending the old-world charm of classical violin with a contemporary twist. The accompanying visuals, presented in a distorted view of live-action footage, serve as a visual representation of Campbell’s artistic vision – a seamless fusion of the past and present.

As Jack Campbell graces stages worldwide, each performance invites audiences on a journey through a rich tapestry of musical expression, where tradition seamlessly intertwines with innovation, creating a harmonious experience for all.

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Upcoming Concerts

-May 2nd, Conway Hall, London

-May 4th, Splendor, Amsterdam

-May 6th, KHaus, Basel

-May 10, Hosek Contemporary, Berlin

-May 14th, Canadian Cultural Center, Paris

-May 18th, Royal Overseas League, London

-May 19th, Light and Sound Festival at St. Paul’s United, London