James Wilson is an award-winning composer of contemporary classical music based in Bedfordshire, England. He studied, with a scholarship, at Royal Academy of Music under Gary Carpenter and David Sawer, and also took frequent lessons with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
His work is influenced by many composers and artists ranging from Benjamin Britten to Sonic Youth, the poetry of Dylan Thomas to the films of David Lynch. His passion for working with the voice, as well as instrumentalists, is apparent in his compositional output, with numerous choral pieces alongside concert works with a theatrical influence or vocal quality.
He has won a number of awards including the Evan Senior Scholarship and the Peter Lamborne Youth Bursary, and worked with many leading musicians including members of the London Symphony Orchestra and Note Inegales. His music is performed throughout the UK and has been broadcast by Radio 3, most recently with a performance given by the BBC Singers. He was the first composer ever commissioned by the Chineke! Orchestra, leading to a premier at The Cheltenham Festival.
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