SPAF Music Fringe W888



ABRSM Examiner, Concert Pianist, Teacher and BIFF [The British and International Federation of Festivals] Adjudicator

As a soloist and chamber musician James performs regularly throughout the UK and Europe. His recital work includes appearances at major concert series in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Holland, the Czech Republic, Bermuda, Hong Kong and Malaysia and in the UK at Wigmore Hall and the Edinburgh and Aldeburgh festivals. Having studied at the Moscow Conservatoire (during which time he reached the semi finals of the International Tchaikovsky Competition) he returns to perform in the former Soviet Union every year. Highlights have included performances at the Sakharov Festival in Nizhny Novgorod and the Omsk Festival. His orchestral performances include concertos with the Moscow, Khazakh and Belorussian Symphony Orchestras, and the Arad and Oradea Philharmonic Orchestras (Romania), and the English and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire and Astana Opera House. He has performed both Brahms Concertos in Russia and Romania.  



WORKSHOPS - "Effective Learning, Practicing & Preparation"

Suitable for ABRSM, Trinity College London and other Graded music exams syllabus

(Saturday, 8 July 2017 - 2pm to 5pm)

Workshop Fee: $38.00 (Early Bird before 15 June 2017!). Usual: $48.00

  • Topics: 

- Scale Surgery - Discussion on practice techniques

- Practicing Technique, Pedalling and Characterisation [Part 1]

- Short Break

- Practicing Technique, Pedalling and Characterisation [Part 2]

- Sight Reading

- Elements in Aural Tests

- Q&A, Closing.

  • Calling for Performers for Workshop



(Saturday, 8 July 2017, 530pm to 630pm)

($20 per person but FREE for Workshop attendees and Lessons' Performers)

  • Recital Programme


Arabesque in C Op 18 (1839)

Schumann (1810-56)


Six Preludes from Book 2   (1912/3)

Debussy (1862-1918)

  1. Brouillards
  2. Feuilles mortes
  3. Les Fees sont d’exquises danceuses
  4. Bruyeres
  5. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
  6. Feux d’Artifice

Sonata in E flat Op 7 (1796/7)

 Beethoven  (1770-1827)

  1. Allegro molto e con brio
  2. Largo, con gran espressione
  3. Allegro
  4. Rondo: Poco Allegretto e grazioso



(Limited Slots, 8 to 10 July 2017)

  • SOLO Lessons - $200 per hour 

  • Public Master Class

- Performer - $80 (30mins) / $120 (45mins)

- Observer Pass - $10 each 

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VENUE:  TCM Recital Studio @ Chinese Swimming Club [Location Map]


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