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Boyd, James (viola)
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James Boyd (viola)

James Boyd has been a member of some of the country's foremost ensembles and is in demand as a guest artist with many others. He was a member of The Raphael Ensemble for five years and a founder member of the Vellinger String Quartet, winners of the 1994 London String Quartet competition.

In 2001 he formed The London Haydn Quartet which has become one of the most respected ensembles specialising in 'historically informed' performance of the classical repertoire. Playing with gut strings and classical bows, their passion for Haydn has led them to present many all-Haydn programmes at venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall and the Library of Congress and at international festivals including Cheltenham, Esterhaza and Granada. Their recordings of the Opp 9, 17 and 20 quartets have been released on Hyperion to great acclaim.

James teaches chamber music at Chamber Studio, University of Cambridge, Royal Northern College of Music, the Guildhall School, Domaine Forget in Quebec, the Banff centre, and has co-founded MusicWorks, a chamber music course for young string players.

James also plays in the Ludwig String Trio with Peter Cropper and Paul Watkins and writes occasional articles for the Strad magazine. He plays on violas by David Munro (classical) and Jan Spidlen (modern).

Albums
'Arensky: String Quartet; Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence' (CDH55426)
Arensky: String Quartet; Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55426  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Bowen: The complete works for viola & piano' (CDA67651/2)
Bowen: The complete works for viola & piano
Buy by post £20.00 CDA67651/2  2CDs  
'Brahms: String Quintets' (CDH55369)
Brahms: String Quintets
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55369  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music' (CDS44331/42)
Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music
Buy by post £40.00 CDS44331/42  12CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo; Strauss: Capriccio' (CDH55372)
Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo; Strauss: Capriccio
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55372  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Haydn: String Quartets Op 17' (CDA67722)
Haydn: String Quartets Op 17
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'Haydn: String Quartets Op 20' (CDA67877)
Haydn: String Quartets Op 20
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'Haydn: String Quartets Op 33' (CDA67955)
Haydn: String Quartets Op 33
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'Haydn: String Quartets Op 9' (CDA67611)
Haydn: String Quartets Op 9
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'Martinů & Schulhoff: String Sextets' (CDH55321)
Martinů & Schulhoff: String Sextets
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55321  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Schnittke: Chamber Music' (CDA66885)
Schnittke: Chamber Music
with Capricorn
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'Schubert: String Quintet & String Trio' (CDH55305)
Schubert: String Quintet & String Trio
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55305  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Schulhoff & Martinů: String Sextets' (CDH55321)
Schulhoff & Martinů: String Sextets
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55321  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Strauss: Capriccio; Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo' (CDH55372)
Strauss: Capriccio; Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55372  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4 – Christopher Maltman & Alastair Miles' (CDA67667)
Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4 – Christopher Maltman & Alastair Miles
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'Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence; Arensky: String Quartet' (CDH55426)
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence; Arensky: String Quartet
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55426  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
HYP20  2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Capriccio, Op 85 (Strauss)
Der Abend graut; Herbstfeuer brennen  First line to Stiller Gang, No 4 of Drei Lieder, Op 31 (Strauss)
Drei Lieder, Op 31 (Strauss)
Fantasia for four violas, Op 41 No 1 (Bowen)
Intermezzo in D minor (Bruckner)
Love transfered to outer space  First line to Reflection, No 3 of Three Madrigals (Schnittke)
Nous nous sommes  First line to Sur une étoile, No 1 of Three Madrigals (Schnittke)
Piano Quintet (Schnittke)
Prelude  Act 1 No 1 of Capriccio, Op 85 (Strauss)
Sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos (Martinů)
Sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos (Schulhoff)
Stiller Gang  No 4 of Drei Lieder, Op 31 (Strauss)
String Quartet in A major, Op 20 No 6 (Haydn)
String Quartet in A major, Op 9 No 6 (Haydn)
String Quartet in B flat major, Op 33 No 4 (Haydn)
String Quartet in B flat major, Op 9 No 5 (Haydn)
String Quartet in B minor, Op 33 No 1 (Haydn)
String Quartet in C major 'The Bird', Op 33 No 3 (Haydn)
String Quartet in C major, Op 20 No 2 (Haydn)
String Quartet in C major, Op 9 No 1 (Haydn)
String Quartet in C minor, Op 17 No 4 (Haydn)
String Quartet in D major, Op 17 No 6 (Haydn)
String Quartet in D major, Op 20 No 4 (Haydn)
String Quartet in D major, Op 33 No 6 (Haydn)
String Quartet in D minor, Op 9 No 4 (Haydn)
String Quartet in E flat major 'The Joke', Op 33 No 2 (Haydn)
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 17 No 3 (Haydn)
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 20 No 1 (Haydn)
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 9 No 2 (Haydn)
String Quartet in E major, Op 17 No 1 (Haydn)
String Quartet in F major, Op 17 No 2 (Haydn)
String Quartet in F minor, Op 20 No 5 (Haydn)
String Quartet in G major 'How do you do?', Op 33 No 5 (Haydn)
String Quartet in G major, Op 17 No 5 (Haydn)
String Quartet in G major, Op 9 No 3 (Haydn)
String Quartet in G minor, Op 20 No 3 (Haydn)
String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 35 (Arensky)
String Quintet in C major, D956 (Schubert)
String Quintet in F major (Bruckner)
String Quintet No 1 in F major, Op 88 (Brahms)
String Quintet No 2 in G major, Op 111 (Brahms)
String Sextet in D minor 'Souvenir de Florence', Op 70 (Tchaikovsky)
Three Madrigals (Schnittke)
Trio (Schnittke)
Zwei Menschen trafen  First line to Entfernung, No 2 of Three Madrigals (Schnittke)
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