One of the most versatile musicians of his generation, James Sherlock performs widely as a pianist, organist and conductor. In January this year he made his debut at Carnegie Hall, and throughout 2014 makes several return appearances to the Wigmore and Barbican Halls, alongside appearances at festivals in the City of London, BBC Proms, Edinburgh, Leeds International and Oxford Lieder.
James studied at Trinity College Cambridge, the Guildhall School of Music, the Georg Solti Accademia and the Franz Schubert Institut. His teachers have included Joan Havill, Ronan O’Hora, Graham Johnson and Pamela Lidiard. He has performed as a soloist with the London Symphony and English Chamber Orchestras. As a chamber musician and accompanist he has collaborated with Angelika Kirschlager, Sarah Connolly and Benjamin Appl, and made numerous recordings with ensembles including Tenebrae, the English Chamber, London Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras.
He is a winner of the Royal Overseas League Piano Competition, BBC Fame Academy (now BBC Performing Arts Trust), Award for Young Concert Artists (Making Music) and Gold Medallist at the Marcello Galanti International Organ Competition, and his recordings have won awards from Gramophone, BBC Music and International Piano Magazines. He has guest-conducted groups including I Fagiolini, the English Chamber Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Monteverdi String Band, British Youth Opera and the Forest Philharmonic.
James is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Director of Music at Hampstead Parish Church.