James Sherlock performs widely as a pianist and conductor. In 2014 he made his debuts at the Carnegie and Tchaikovsky Halls, and in the coming season he returns to major halls and festivals throughout Europe, appearing as a soloist with the London Philharmonic and English Chamber Orchestras, making three appearances at the Wigmore Hall and debuting at the Schubertiade Hohenems, appearing with artists including Dame Felicity Lott and Angelika Kirchschlager. He performs Bach’s Das Wohltemperierte Klavier in the Edinburgh Festival and around the UK.
As a conductor he has been selected by the London Symphony and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras to take part in the International Artists Academy, and makes return appearances with the Forest Philharmonic and Southbank Sinfonia, as well as performances with his own Ensemble Passio.
James studied at Trinity College Cambridge, the Guildhall School of Music, the Georg Solti Accademia and the Franz Schubert Institut. He is a winner of the Royal Overseas League Piano Competition and the ROSL award for accompanists, Das Lied International Song Competition, the BBC Performing Arts Trust, Award for Young Concert Artists and Gold Medallist at the Marcello Galanti International Organ Competition. His recordings have won awards from Gramophone, BBC Music and International Piano Magazines. James is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, a Samling Artist and Director of Music at Hampstead Parish Church.