He has been with the CYSO for six years and has been the principal cellist for the last three seasons.
This past summer, Jack toured central Europe with the CYSOs Symphony Orchestra and attended the Bowdoin International Music Festival.
There are nine music studios being manned by alumni of CYSO
That light-bulb glow is important, though, and may have helped in beating out some 50 applicants for the CYSO job -- a job, he admits, that draws on administrative skills almost as much as musical talent.
Not only is he able to go abroad when guest conductors arrive (this month he's actually in Germany working as a piano accompanist, which he likes to do just to keep in practice), but leading the CYSO is also about much more than conducting an orchestra.
Hannah was a violinist and Hazel a percussionist with the CYSO
We're attempting to bring the experience of the orchestral sound into everyday life," says Antonis Bargilly, a member of the CYSO and one of the project's founders.
One such was the Orchestra is the City festival, which took place in Acropolis Park in May, and involved the whole of the CYSO.