James is a high baritone based in London; he has recently graduated with a BMus(Hons) degree in Voice & Opera at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the tuition of the late Gordon Sandison and the leadership of Paul Wingfield. James started his musical journey in his early teens through a mixture of choral singing and a long list of musical theatre productions. He now has extensive and varied performance experience in opera, oratorio, musical theatre, song and film. Recent performances include: "Pane" in La Calisto for Longborough Festival Opera, 'The Sergeant of Police' in Heritage Opera's production of Pirates of Penzance, Bobinet in Royal Birmingham Conservatoires production of 'La vie parisienne' by Offenbach, Captain Macheath in Britten's Edition of 'The Beggars Opera', Antonio & cover Figaro in Mozart's 'Le nozze di figaro'.
During his time at the conservatoire James was awarded a scholarship and has won the Winifred Micklam Prize and 2nd Prize in both the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize and The Edward Brooks English Song Prize.
James is currently working on building a project of his called 'Singers Eye', which aims to show what a singer sees in their mind whilst singing song repertoire to the audience through the medium of film; which accompanies live performance. James had a successful and well received first performance of these songs with film in April 2018, and is already planning the future of this venture.
James recently had the pleasure of singing 'Fêtes galantes II' as part of the CBSO Debussy Festival in March 2018. He sang alongside pianist James Allen in a lecture-recital by Richard Langham Smith who gave an insightful talk developing connections with paintings and poetry.
Besides from singing James enjoys working as an actor for TV & Film alongside cycling and photography.
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