Currently a choral scholar at King’s College London where he is reading for a degree in music, James combines his academic studies with a varied career as a freelance tenor. Solo work has included opera roles ranging from Monostatos/The Magic Flute (Mozart) to Fatty/The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Weil). Oratorio solos include J.S Bach St John Passion, Mozart Requiem, Handel Israel in Egypt and Britten St Nicolas. He has participated in master classes with Andrew Kennedy, Ann Murray, Malcolm Martineau and Christoph Prégardien. As a Britten – Pears Young Artist he sang the tenor solo in a new commission for Tenor, Horn and Strings, as part of the Britten Centenary Weekend in Aldeburgh. A keen ensemble singer, James has also sung with the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, HM Chapels Royal Tower of London and The Sixteen. James was a member of The Sixteen’s young artist programme Genesis Sixteen and currently studies with Ryland Davies. In 2014 he will take up a scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for postgraduate study. Future projects include the role of the Narrator in Britten’s Owen Wingrave at the Aldeburgh and Edinburgh Festivals, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.