“Hancher is a poet and a painter, colouring sound out of the guitar as if his imagination and the guitar were one” – Gendai Guitar Magazine.
Jack Hancher is an award winning classical guitarist. He completed his Master in Performance at the Royal College of Music (RCM), London in 2018 where he studied with Gary Ryan and Chris Stell and won the RCM Guitar Award 2014 while still in his second year as an undergraduate. In 2020, Jack won First Prize at both the Zagreb Guitar Festival Competition and the Plovdiv GuitArt Festival Competition, earning him the place as a EuroStrings Artists for 2021, and subsequently performed at guitar festivals across Europe.
In 2021, he was awarded Second Prize at the Altamira International Guitar Competition and was a finalist in the String Section of the Royal Overseas League Competition. In 2017, he was accepted onto the International Guitar Foundation (IGF) Young Artists Platform and performed at the IGF London Guitar Festival at Kings Place, London in October that year.
In 2018, Jack performed at Wigmore Hall, London, playing his arrangements of Albeniz’s piano music and later that year, performed at the Cheltenham Contemporary Arts Festival with music by Arnold, Britten and Dowland. Jack has performed across Europe in venues such as the Großer Ehrbar Saal, Vienna and the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Turin.