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Lara James

United Kingdom

Lara James is a saxophonist known for her work as a collaborative musician and soloist. She has established herself as a musician with a busy and varied portfolio career ranging from recital, chamber, orchestral and band performances to lecturing, and she performs across a variety of musical genres. She has appeared with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Opera North, Liverpool Philharmonic, the Martel Ensemble, Cornelius Cardew Ensemble, La Timbala, Graham Massey’s ’Toolshed’ and many others. Her recent projects have included chamber music recitals through the medium of reed quartet, and a saxophone, cello and piano trio, and she has been involved in commissioning new works for saxophone.
Forthcoming engagements include concerto performances with the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales conducted by Tim Reynish (April 2008).
Lara has performed as a concerto soloist throughout the UK and recorded as soloist with Sinfonia Viva. Additional recording work includes sessions for radio, BBC TV and CD recordings, with broadcasts in the UK and the USA.
She was an invited performer and lecturer at the 7th British Saxophone Congress and has contributed various articles and reviews to CASS Magazine, the publication of the British Clarinet & Saxophone Society.
Lara studied at the Royal Northern College of Music gaining her degree and professional performance diploma, and the Manhattan School of Music where she became a graduate assistant to the esteemed professor Dr. Paul Cohen.
Following her study in the USA Lara went on to complete her Masters degree in musicology at the University of Manchester, where her specialist research area was �The Saxophone in Britain, c. 1860-1960�.
Lara’s forthcoming contemporary classical saxophone CD ’Red Sky’, also features her duo partner pianist Jeremy Young, cellist Kathryn Price and Sinfonia Viva conducted by Nicholas Kok. It is due for release in Spring 2008.
Lara teaches saxophone to undergarduate and postgraduate students at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and to junior students at the RWCMD Department of Junior Music and Access Studies. She has recently coached saxophone quartets through chamber music modules at Cardiff University and has also lectured diploma course modules including World Music, Music in Context, Music Performance Workshops and Music Performance Techniques. She is also in demand as an adjudicator for youth music competitions and regularly provides coaching for various youth music organisations.

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