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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
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'Bowen: The complete works for viola & piano' (CDA67651/2)
Bowen: The complete works for viola & piano
'Brahms: String Quintets' (CDH55369)
Brahms: String Quintets
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'Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music' (CDS44331/42)
Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music
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'Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo; Strauss: Capriccio' (CDH55372)
Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo; Strauss: Capriccio
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'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
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'Schnittke: Chamber Music' (CDA66885)
Schnittke: Chamber Music
with Capricorn
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'Schubert: String Quintet & String Trio' (CDH55305)
Schubert: String Quintet & String Trio
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'Schulhoff & Martinů: String Sextets' (CDH55321)
Schulhoff & Martinů: String Sextets
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'Strauss: Capriccio; Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo' (CDH55372)
Strauss: Capriccio; Bruckner: String Quintet & Intermezzo
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'Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4 – Christopher Maltman & Alastair Miles' (CDA67667)
Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4 – Christopher Maltman & Alastair Miles
'Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence; Arensky: String Quartet' (CDH55426)
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence; Arensky: String Quartet
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'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
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Complete works available for download
ANTON ARENSKY  (1861-1906)
String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 35 with The Raphael Ensemble
YORK BOWEN  (1884-1961)
Fantasia for four violas, Op 41 No 1 with Lawrence Power (viola), Philip Dukes (viola), Scott Dickinson (viola)
JOHANNES BRAHMS  (1833-1897)
String Quintet No 1 in F major, Op 88 with The Raphael Ensemble
String Quintet No 2 in G major, Op 111 with The Raphael Ensemble
ANTON BRUCKNER  (1824-1896)
Intermezzo in D minor with The Raphael Ensemble
String Quintet in F major with The Raphael Ensemble
JOSEPH HAYDN  (1732-1809)
String Quartet in A major, Op 20 No 6 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in A major, Op 9 No 6 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in B flat major, Op 33 No 4 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in B flat major, Op 9 No 5 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in B minor, Op 33 No 1 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in C major 'The Bird', Op 33 No 3 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in C major, Op 20 No 2 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in C major, Op 9 No 1 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in C minor, Op 17 No 4 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in D major, Op 17 No 6 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in D major, Op 20 No 4 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in D major, Op 33 No 6 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in D minor, Op 9 No 4 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in E flat major 'The Joke', Op 33 No 2 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 17 No 3 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 20 No 1 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 9 No 2 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in E major, Op 17 No 1 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in F major, Op 17 No 2 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in F minor, Op 20 No 5 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in G major 'How do you do?', Op 33 No 5 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in G major, Op 17 No 5 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in G major, Op 9 No 3 with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in G minor, Op 20 No 3 with The London Haydn Quartet
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ  (1890-1959)
Sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos with The Raphael Ensemble
ALFRED SCHNITTKE  (1934-1998)
Piano Quintet with Capricorn
Three Madrigals with Sarah Leonard (soprano), Capricorn
Trio with Capricorn
FRANZ SCHUBERT  (1797-1828)
String Quintet in C major, D956 with The Raphael Ensemble
ERWIN SCHULHOFF  (1894-1942)
Sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos with The Raphael Ensemble
PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY  (1840-1893)
String Sextet in D minor 'Souvenir de Florence', Op 70 with The Raphael Ensemble
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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