Director of Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Director of Music of the Pimlico Musical Foundation, Artistic Director of Barnes Music Festival and Musical Director of Fulham Camerata. Over the last couple of years James has regularly worked in China as a guest conductor with the Voices of Hangzhou Youth Choir, and also as a staff member of the Junior Choral Courses, Shanghai.
James has chorus mastered for the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican and Royal Albert Hall. He has prepared children’s choruses for productions at the Royal Opera House and BBC Proms and worked with the conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Bernard Haitink, Jakub Hruša, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski and Simon Halsey. He has prepared and conducted performances which have been broadcast on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Classic FM. In 2015 he appeared as a conductor on the reality television series, Made in Chelsea.
James originally studied at Durham University where he was Director of Music at University College and conducted the Durham Opera Ensemble. He was a prize-winning Choral Conductor at the Royal Academy of Music graduating with distinction in 2015.