James is studying for a Advanced Postgraduate Diploma with Barnaby Robson at the Royal College of Music.
As well as being a scholar, he also holds a MBF Music Education Award, Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award, and the Wilkins-Mackerras Scholarship. Previously, James studied with Janet Hilton and Barnaby Robson as a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music and graduated with a First Class BMus honours degree in the summer of 2006.
James has played in a number of orchestras. Currently, he is on trial for Principal Clarinet with deFilharmonie (Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Belgium) and freelances regularly with the Philharmonia Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and has just been awarded a place on the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra Academy. James also holds the position of Principal Clarinet with the Dutch International Orchestra and Ensemble Academy, Young Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten-Pears Orchestra, Capital Philharmonic, Charities Philharmonia and the Royal College of Music’s Symphony Orchestra. James was previously a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
James is a founding member of the Rigotti Ensemble. He also works closely with the Harpham String Quartet and in 2005 performed with the world renowned Medici Quartet at LSO St. Lukes, London. He has performed all the major clarinet quintets.
James has performed in the BBC proms and Snape Proms and has performed live on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Suffolk, BBC Television and International Radio and Television with conductors including Andrew Litton, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Bernhard Haitink, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Sir Roger Norrington. Recently, James has been invited to perform as an artist for the MBF’s young artist programme and has had the honour of performing for the Tillet Trust’s recital programme along with the Harpham Quartet.
There are more biographic details on the Music Teachers website.