London Symphony Orchestra

© Doug Peters

James was a participant in the 2014 edition of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Panufnik Composers Scheme for emerging composers. This involved composing a 3-minute piece for the orchestra which was subsequently included on the LSO Live release ‘Panufnik Legacies II‘. Following this he received a commission to compose a piece for one of the orchestra’s concerts at the Barbican Centre, which was premiered in 2015 under the baton of Daniel Harding. In 2016 James collaborated with LSO Discovery’s Digital Technology Group to produce a concert of original works at LSO St Luke’s. James worked with LSO Discovery again on an innovative new project for GCSE music students which led to the creation of a new work performed by the students playing alongside LSO players.