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These days his interests are focused on recital work, chamber music and teaching. As a recitalist, he has performed throughout the UK as well as in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, Denmark, Iceland, Spain, Israel, Colombia and most recently the USA.
He appears on twenty-two recordings on Deutsche Grammophon with the Gabrieli Consort and Players, ten discs with Florilegium, and was the first European to record on an 18th century organ built by the indigenous Indians in Santa Ana, Bolivia. He has also recorded six solo discs of works by Blow, Gibbons, E Pasquini, Cornet, Elizabethan Virginalists and a Bach recital on the Waalse Kerk organ, Amsterdam.
Besides Trio Sonnerie, he currently works with the Monteverdi Choir, Trinity Baroque, I Furiosi, Harmonie Universelle Cologne and La Serenissima. James is professor of early keyboards at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
|Marais: La Gamme & other 'morceaux de simphonie'|
with Trio Sonnerie
‘La Gamme (et autres morceaux de simphonie)' heralds the return of Sonnerie to the trio format and marks their debut recording on Linn Records.» More
|Vivaldi: Concerti con molti istromenti|
'An entertaining, well-played set, sure to charm all Vivaldians' (BBC Music Magazine)
'Real gems for Vivaldi lovers' (Early Music Review)» More
|ANTOINE FORQUERAY (1671-1745)|
|Suite No 1 in D minorwith Trio Sonnerie» More|
|MARIN MARAIS (1656-1728)|
|La Gamme en forme de petit opérawith Trio Sonnerie» More|
|Sonate à la Marésiennewith Trio Sonnerie» More|
|Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont de Pariswith Trio Sonnerie» More|
|ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741)|
|Concerto in C major, RV555with Rebecca Miles (recorder), Emma Murphy (recorder), Katharina Spreckelsen (oboe), Colin Lawson (chalumeau), Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Katherine McGillivray (viola all'inglese), Jane Norman (viola all'inglese), James O'Donnell (harpsichord)» More|