Jacob Fitzgerald

Typesetter and assistant

Jacob works as a typesetter as part of our score production team. He also helps the company with a wide range of work including research, data processing, website design, coding, discussing business strategy and assembling industrial-grade shelving units in James’s garage.

When not working for OV, Jacob is a composer. He is currently on a gap year singing at Hereford Cathedral, and is documenting his experiences on OV Opinion.

Where’ve you come from and where are you going?

I went to Sawston Village College and Aldeburgh Young Musicians. I did my A-levels at Chetham’s School of Music, and in the autumn took up a gap year choral scholarship as a bass at Hereford Cathedral.

What’s your instrument or voice?

I’m a composer first and foremost, but also a singer and violinist. I also have grade 8 in drum kit.

What’s on your Spotify heavy rotation and in your vinyl collection?

Schnittke’s Choir Concerto (the USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber choir recording), and The Hermes Experiment’s new album Here We Are, featuring works by Emily Hall, Errollyn Wallen and Freya Waley-Cohen, are currently top. The record I’m most proud to own in my small collection has to be Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells.

Tell us a quirky random fact about yourself.

I have a pet tortoise, Tarquinius, so called because of his tyrannical temperament.

Where do we find out more about you?

Web: www.jacobfitzgerald.co.uk. Facebook @jacob.p.fitzgerald. Instagram @jacobfitzgerald_composer.

Recent opinion posts:

The environmental impact of string instruments