- Teacher of Violin
- Orchestral Training
- Masterclasses in Solo Playing and Chamber Music
Tutor in Violin
His 40 year musical career reflects a wide range of accomplishment. He has played chamber music with, amongst others, Stephen Kovacevich, Mikhail Pletnev, Steven Isserlis, Michael Collins, Adrian Brendel and Simon Trpceski and toured the world with the Endellion Quartet and the Raphael Ensemble. He has held Leading positions with the Philharmonia Orchestra, SCO, BBC NOW, RSNO, and the RLPO, and has Guest-Led the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Zurich Tonhalle Orchestras.
As a recitalist and soloist, he has given some 30 radio broadcasts and appears on discs as diverse as Bach Concertos, Messiaen, Alkan and Maxwell Davies. His chamber music discs include Brahms and Dvorak Sextets, Frank Bridge and Benjamin Britten String Quartets.
As a conductor, James has worked with the Philharmonia, BBC NOW and the RSNO. He conducted a series of concerts of the music of the Strauss family with the RLPO and Classic FM’s John Suchet and has visited Venezuela several times to teach as part of El Sistema, conducting the Simon Bolivar Orchestra at the invitation of Gustavo Dudamel.