Awards + Projects

Composer in Residence for award-winning UK social enterprise Make The Paint Dance
Selected for Making Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme 2018-2019 [in conjunction with Sound and Music, PRS Foundation and BBC Radio 3]
Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe Studio Award 2017
Elsa-Neumann Stipendium 2018 for Voices of Berlin

Concert Band

Working Title – composed in collaboration with Two Rivers Concert Band as part of Adopt a Composer [Première on BBC Radio 3, 2019]

Solo Piano

8 Bagatelles for Solo Piano (2016) order the score ->


8 Hungarian Folksongs for String Trio order the score ->
4 Bagatelles for String Trio + Double Bass order the score ->
Hungarian Songs for Chamber Ensemble
+ Selections from ‘Mikrokosmos’ (Béla Bartók) for Chamber Ensemble order the score ->
Review in Der Tagesspiegel (German)


Exposure [SATB + narrator] order the score ->
Voices of Berlin

Chamber Ensemble + Mixed Children’s Choir

Journey On A Cloud [2016 Make The Paint Dance Commission]


James also composes and arranges for various ensembles at short notice, for collaborative projects of unconventional instrumentation, functional purposes [e.g. string trios for weddings] etc. – please do get in touch if you have any specific requirements ->