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James is a London based pianist, conductor and composer with a unique skill set and diverse wealth of experience. He has worked as a composer and musical director for professional theatre productions, has conducted numerous concerts with several different orchestras, and has played for some of the foremost ballet companies of the world.

As a dance pianist, James currently works for The Royal Ballet, London Vocational Ballet School, and West London School of Dance, as well as being in high demand for open classes at Pineapple Dance Studios, Danceworks and Central School of Ballet.

James is currently Musical Director of the Richmond Light Orchestra, an amateur group of around 50 musicians who perform selections from musical theatre, film, television, and popular culture.

Composition projects have included a commission for narrator, two clarinets, string quartet and percussion for the Bristol-based Insight Ensemble; composing, arranging and underscoring musicals and plays for venues including Harlow Playhouse, the Union Theatre, the Gaiety Theatre (Isle of Man) and the Underbelly Festival at the Southbank Centre; and more recently recording flute and piano piece Erin with the Luna Duo. James has also arranged concert music for large ensembles and is published through Hal Leonard.

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